Chocolate Surprise Cupcake

40 minutes
Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients 

For Cupcakes

1 cup Refined Flour

1 tsp Baking Powder

Mineral Salt

¼ cup Cocoa powder

1 cup Sugar granulated

1 tbsp instant Coffee

½ cup olive oil

½ cup Milk

½ tsp Vanilla extract

1 tbsp shredded basil

Frosting

3 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature

3 tbsp Orange marmalade

2 tbsp Milk

2 tbsp Coconut Milk

Pinch of Cardamom powder

½ cup Sugar powdered

Orange rind finely chopped

Process

  • For the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 180°C and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the refined flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and granulated sugar.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the instant coffee and ½ cup of boiling water, then add it to the flour mixture along with the olive oil, milk, vanilla & egg.
  • Stir well to combine , fold in shredded basil leaves.
  • Divide the prepared batter into the lined muffin tin equally. Do not fill the liners till top.
  • Bake the muffins for 15-20 minutes on 180°C
  • Once done, insert a toothpick in the muffin and if it comes out cleans, means the muffin is perfectly cooked.
  • Set them aside to cool down on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the frosting.
  • Add butter, marmalade, milk, coconut milk, cardamom powder and half the sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric whisk on medium speed till it begins to look creamy and fluffy.
  • Fold in the orange rind, leave some to sprinkle as garnish.
  • Spread the prepared frosting on the prepared muffins, as required. Garnish by sprinkling orange rind.
  • Serve at room temperature.
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