Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mocha Cupcakes

2 tbsp instant coffee granules
1/4 cup hot water
125g softened butter
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self raising flour
2/3 cup almond meal
150g melted dark chocolate
3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees fan-forced oven) and line a 12 hole muffin pan with paper cases.
  2. Combine coffee granules and hot water in a cup. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Beat butter and sugar in a medium  bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined between additions.
  5. Fold in half of the flour, all the almond meal and then the chocolate.
  6. Fold in the buttermilk, remaining flour mixture and the coffee mixture.
  7. Divide mixture among the paper cases. Bake for about 20 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool cakes on a wire rack.
  8. Decorate with a coffee icing and chocolate.

Original recipe found on The Australian Women's Weekly

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