Jun 9, 2016

Mocha Cupcakes Recipe - Moist Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes Recipe

I could stand here looking at these cupcakes and get lost. I am a chocolate lover, especially when it is combined with coffee. It is just one of those things that really make me weak. The coffee truly enhances the chocolate in these cupcakes and makes them so tasty.

These cupcakes are eggless and they taste way more moist and delicious than regular ones. I am sure this one is going to be in my repertoire. This is a great recipe for any party or celebration, easy yet so delicious. I just used simple chocolate syrup or sauce for topping; you can go one step further and use any frosting you like.

If you are a coffee lover, use strong coffee. If you are not much of a coffee person, use slightly weak coffee. If caffeine is an issue, use decaf. You can use any type of coffee in this recipe! The coffee and salt enhances the chocolate in these cupcakes and make them tastier.

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Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 18 to 20 mins
Makes : 12 cupcakes
Recipe Source: Simplyrecipes


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 1/2 cup / 180 grams
Cocoa Powder - 1/3 cup / 40 grams
Baking Soda / Cooking Soda - 1 tsp.
Salt - 1/2 tsp.
Strong Brewed Coffee or Espresso - 1 cup (see notes)
Sugar - 1 cup / 200 grams
White Vinegar - 1 tblspn.
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp.
Vegetable Oil - 1/3 cup / 80 ml
Chocolate Sauce or any frosting for topping
Sprinkles optional

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)


Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Line 12 cup muffin pan with cupcake cases and set aside.

Take flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt in a bowl and whisk well. Set aside.

Take coffee, oil, sugar, vinegar and vanilla essence in a bowl and whisk till mixed.

Add in flour mix and mix well.

Spoon this into the cupcake cases and bake for 18 to 20 mins.

Remove it from oven and let it cool for 5 mins.

Now remove from pan and cool it over some wire rack.

Top with chocolate sauce and sprinkles.



If you are a coffee lover, use strong coffee. If you are not much of a coffee person, use slightly weak coffee. If caffeine is an issue, use decaf.

now take your other ingredients

line cupcake cases in muffin pan

first lets mix dry ingredients...Take flour in a bowl

add cocoa

add salt and baking soda

mix well and set aside

in another bowl, take strong coffee..it should be in room temp

add vinegar

add vanilla

add oil

add sugar

now mix this up

like this

add in flour 

mix gently

use a icecream scoop to scoop the batter

fill in your liners

bake till done

remove it and let it cool

now top with chocolate sauce

you can use any frosting as you like

top with some sprinkles



  1. Hi Aarthi,beautiful and lovely cakes.so tempting.I must try it. Can we use wheat flour instead of maida.

  2. Lovely! For "strong coffee " can I just mix 1 cup hot water and a table spoon of instant coffee powder? ?

  3. Y u use vinegar in dis recipie ?
    Is dere any subtitute of vinegar ??

    1. vinegar reacts with baking soda in this recipe and makes this cupcakes extra soft and moist. You can add lemon juice instead of vinegar

  4. Hi Aarthi.. Could we omit the vinegar out of the recipe..or add an egg instead?

    1. NO vinegar is must in this recipe. If you want to skip it, you can add lemon juice instead.

  5. Can we skip coffee?if yes what is the substitute?thanx.

    1. Yes u can skip coffee, instead add same amount of water

  6. Hi aarthi.. Tried both the mocha as well as your nutella cupcake recipe.. Both were wonderful.. Thanks a lot..
    However i have one question.. My cupcakes cracked on the top.. How can that be corrected?

    1. Dont over fill the moulds. Just fill 3/4th way

  7. Hi aarthi
    Shall we use butter r margarine instead of oil
    I tried as u said but cupcakes r too moistened.

  8. Hello Aarthi!I baked this as a cake and the texture came out fantastic! But chocolate flavour was in dominance. ..just added a teaspoon of bru to water. ..is that not enough? ??otherwise it is good and soffffft!

  9. Sis what if don't have icecream cream scoop how many tablespoon should we used to pour batter into cupcake liner .
    Do give us measurement how many spoons should we add in medium size cupcake liner and mini cupcake liner.thanku

  10. Hi aarthi!!
    Can i make them in microwave oven?


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