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Cappuccino Muffins with dark chocolate chips


Muffins come in a vast array of flavours, flavour combinations as well as sizes.  The wide variety makes it so hard to choose which ones to buy that suppliers have packaged mixed trays to give the buyer a delicious assortment.  Muffins have become such a convenient member of the bread family that having a snack with coffee is hassle-free.  I personally prefer to make my own muffins, not only because it’s cheaper, but I can make in bulk, freeze and have them on hand anytime.  I recently tried this recipe which I found in one of my recipe books, “The Ultimate book of baking” (written by Heilie Pienaar) and they are truly delicious and very easy to make.

You will need:
500ml cake flour
15ml baking powder
5ml bicarb of soda
2ml salt
15ml instant coffee powder
2ml cinnamon
80ml sugar
125g dark chocolate chips
1 extra large egg
125g butter (melted)
375ml buttermilk
2ml vanilla essence
Extra chocolate chips for topping

Method:
Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarb, salt, coffee powder and cinnamon together.  Add the sugar and chocolate and mix well.
In another bowl, whisk the egg, melted butter, buttermilk and essence together.  Add to the flour mixture and mix lightly with a whisk or spoon until just combined.  Spoon into greased muffin pans filling each to two-thirds full.  Sprinkle chopped chocolate on top and bake in a pre-heated oven at 190 degrees Celsius for 15 – 20 minutes.  Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

Variation:
Omit the coffee powder and add 60ml cocoa powder to the dry ingredients.

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One thought on “Cappuccino Muffins with dark chocolate chips

  1. Flee on said:

    Me, Coffee, and a plate of these hiding away in the boardroom, NOW!!
    Yuummmy Thanks

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