Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins – wow! This is a baked muffin recipe, as opposed to the microwave Muggins I often feature. I was asked to bake for a church group and I wanted to make something that was new to me because I’m on a quest for new muffin flavors. This one was a hit – or so I heard. Coffee aromas, blending with chocolate in a moist muffin – really how could I go wrong?
Coffee enhances chocolate, even when chocolate doesn’t realize it. And the coffee essence usually bows to chocolate so the deep rich flavors you crave really come through.
That is certainly the case in my family’s favorite cake: Cowboy Cake.
It’s also the case in the Brownie Lover’s Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Glaze.
But I digress. This muffin recipe is from “Our Best Recipes” from Better Homes and Gardens, 2003. I stayed pretty true to the recipe to give it a fair try. Naturally I changed a few things because I just wanted to improve it. This is what I made:
Ingredients for Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
3 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp instant coffee crystals
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup sliced almonds – for topping
2 TBS Turbinado (raw) sugar – for topping
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Prepare muffin pans with 18 paper cups or by greasing the pan.
If you use paper muffin liners, you may want to lightly spray the inside of the liners to keep the muffins from sticking to them.
In one bowl, whisk the 8 dry ingredients together.
In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, egg and oil.
Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until moistened.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Fill each of 18 muffin cups 3/4 full.
Sprinkle the almonds and sugar on top of the muffins. The sugar will make them sparkle!
Bake about 16 – 18 minutes, depending on your oven.
Use the toothpick method to be sure they’re done.
Cool on a rack for five minutes and enjoy these warm or cool.
That’s it! Another great muffin to add to your family favorites.