I’ve never seen a mocha chiffon cupcake, so I made one myself. I used Mr. Jun Belen of Jun-blog‘s recipe for Mocha Chiffon Roll with Mocha Buttercream Frosting, but instead of making a roll, I made cupcakes. I don’t think I’m ready to make cake rolls at this point. Here are the ingredients that Mr. Belen listed.
For the chiffon cake:
- 1-1/4 cups cake flour
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee
- 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 eggs, yolks and whites separated
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar for dusting the top of the cake
For the mocha buttercream frosting:
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put the flour, instant coffee, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl.
Whisk the ingredients.
After whisking, add the egg yolks, vanilla, water and vegetable oil.
Mix until batter is smooth. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, beat whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
Slowly add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks stand straight up.
I wasn’t quite sure if this was the stiff peaks stage. Come to think of it, perhaps I should’ve beaten it some more. My bad!
Anyway, then you fold egg whites into batter.
until it looks like this!
I quickly lined my cupcake pan with liners and poured the batter into the pan. I thought it would be enough, but there was excess batter. I poured the excess into this big liners that I bought for my ensaymada experiment, which I ended up not using.
Bake for about ten minutes. While it’s baking, I made the frosting.
In a separate bowl, mix the instant coffee and milk, then set aside.
Get another bowl and put the butter in it. I used my mixer to cream the butter until it became fluffy.
Then I added the powdered sugar and milk in turns, while beating gently.
Then I went to check on my cupcakes.
When it cooled down, I decorated it with the frosting and here’s the result!
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