1. First off, make the buttermilk. In a jug, mix the whole milk and lemon juice together. Set aside for 10 mins.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a cupcake tray with 12 cupcake cases.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. 
    4. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, caster sugar, light brown sugar, oil and vanilla extract.
    5. Pour half of the egg mixture and half the buttermilk into the flour. Gently whisk until partially combined.
    6. Add the remaining egg mixture and buttermilk. Mix until a loose batter forms.
    7. Divide the batter between the 12 cases, only filling each to halfway.
    8. Bake for 18-20 mins or until knife comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before decorating.
    9. For the meringues, set the oven at 100C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
    10. In a stand mixer or with an electric whisk, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until mixture is foamy and holds soft peaks.

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