Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees C. Line the cupcake moulds with paper cupcake liners or if you have thick liners have them ready.
In a bowl sift maida, baking powder, cocoa powder.
Cream sugar and butter till it's light and fluffy, add vanilla essence, coffee powder.
Now add the dry ingredients in the wet ingredients and combine it gently.
Next add milk till and gently fold till you get a smooth batter.
Pour the batter into the moulds. Bake at 180 degrees for 12 mins. Check the done ness with a knife or a toothpick inserted into the cupcake.
Mine was done by 12 mins, I still kept it for another 2 mins.
Take the cupcakes out of the oven. Let them cool entirely before frosting.
Frost with Mocha Chocolate Ganache.