1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon coffee
½ cup milk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ cup boiling water
To sandwich and decorate
Whipped Cream with sugar (600ml double cream, 4 Tbspn sugar)
Fresh cherries to decorate
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease pan.
Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and coffee to a large bowl
Whisk through to combine Ingredients well.
Add milk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined.
Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter. Beat on high-speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter.
Place in the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes
Remove from the oven and allow the cupcakes to cool completely
Prepared, tried and tested by: Preshana Singh