Cappuccino Muffins

These amazing Cappuccino Muffins make waking up for work so much easier! I personally don’t like coffee unless it has lots of milk, sugar, whipped cream, and caramel syrup. :) My husband on the other hand, drinks his coffee black every morning. He loves coffee, so much I could say that he is addicted. If he does not get his coffee, watch out! You do not want to cross his path! Hahaha! Just kidding…he is not that bad, but he does love his coffee. I made these indulgent muffins with him in mind. These moist muffins feature a rich espresso flavor bursting with chocolate chips and crunchy coffee beans, topped with a dollop of creamy coffee flavored topping and sprinkled with chocolate shavings. Make these scrumptious muffins for the coffee lover in your family!

Cappuccino Muffins

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cup vanilla caster sugar (or super fine sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • coffee beans
Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups or line with muffin papers
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan on low heat, remove from heat and cool slightly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar; set aside.
  4. In a two cup measuring cup, add milk, egg, and coffee granules. Stir until coffee is dissolved. Pour coffee mixture onto the flour/sugar and add the melted butter.
  5. Stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Do not over mix. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Sprinkle with coffee beans.
  6. Bake until muffins are springy to the touch, 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes in the muffin pan then place on cooling rack.


Cappuccino Topping:

  • 6-8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla caster sugar (or super fine sugar and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • ½ teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a flat beater attached, combine mascarpone cheese, sugar and espresso powder. Beat until blended. Add chocolate chip and fold into topping. Spread onto muffins.

Source: adapted from Cherrapeno

9 Responses to “Cappuccino Muffins”

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    Michelle Vackar — August 26, 2010 @ 7:03 am

    These look yummy. I made a muffin from Taste of Home that was so good. I can not wait to try this. Thank you for sharing.

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    Kristen — August 26, 2010 @ 9:04 am

    Those look awesome! And we love coffee! (But, like you, enjoy all the extras added to it.) Do you take all of the pictures for your blog? They’re beautiful. =)

    Thanks for commenting on my kindergarten post! That was a nice surprise. =)

    • Christina replied: — August 26th, 2010 @ 10:49 pm

      Thank you so much! They are really awesome…and if you like coffee, you will love these! I do take all the pictures on my blog, thank you for commenting! :) I have been practicing to improve my photography skills.

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    indie.tea — August 26, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

    Ooo, those look wonderful! How lovely to wake up to :)

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    ezsrecipes — August 26, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

    I literally stopped breathing for a second when I came to your blog and saw this. Seems like the PERFECT breakfast. I just may have to try this recipe out!

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    Debbie — August 26, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

    you caught my attention with the COFFEE!

    cute and delectable little ones!

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    oneordinaryday — August 27, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

    Wow. These muffins look wonderful. I can’t think of a better way to start the day!

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