The Weekend Kitchen

Some hits, some misses…..in my kitchen, over the weekends

For the coffee lovers – Mocha Muffins

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Ever since I started baking, I’ve been longing to make something for my sister. Something or the other comes up all the time and it never really happened. Didn’t want to miss it yet another time, so planned and started early morning yesterday. You cannot but think of the kids wenever you bake, so had to make something that will appeal to them as well. What else but cup cakes or muffins or whatever you call them!

Chocolate is the ruling favorite, in any form. Wanted to add some twist to it. This book that I so depend on now, came to rescue as always. I am a coffee freak and so is my sister. So here is combining the two all time favorites – chocolate and coffee…

Recipe Source : Cupcakes & Muffins : 100 everyday recipes

Ingredients:

Flour – 2 cups
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Cocoa Powder – 2 tbsp
Butter, melted – 115 g
Sugar – 2/3 cup
1 egg, beaten
Milk – 125 ml
Almond Essence – 1 tsp
Strong cofee – 2 tbsp
Instant coffee powder – 1 tbsp
Plain chocolate chips – 55 g
Raisins / Crushed nuts – 25 g (I used crushed almonds)

Sift flour, baking powder, cocoa and a pinch of salt
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy
Add milk, almond essence and coffee. Mix well
Add coffee powder, chcocolate chips and raisins/nuts. Mix together gently
Spoon into lightly greased muffin liners

Topping:

Sugar – 2 tbsp
Cocoa powder – 1 tbsp
All spice – 1 tsp ( I used a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves)

Sprinkle this over the muffin batter in the liners.
Bake at 190C / 375F for 15 minutes

Serve warm or cool , it tasted better after cooling 🙂

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Author: wanderlustathome

Dabbling in numbers for a living while dreaming of words all the while.

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