Cappuccino Muffins Recipe
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Cappuccino Muffins Recipe

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These are my favorite muffins to serve with a cup of coffee or a tall glass of cold milk. Not only are they great for breakfast, they make a tasty dessert or midnight snack. I get lots of recipe requests whenever I serve them. The espresso spread is also super on a bagel. —Janice Schulz, Racine, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin with 1 tablespoon spread: 273 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 261mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a food processor, combine the spread ingredients; cover and process until well blended. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, combine milk and coffee granules until coffee is dissolved. Add the butter, egg and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm with espresso spread. Yield: about 14 muffins (3/4 cup spread).
Originally published as Cappuccino Muffins in Taste of Home October/November 1999, p25

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"Dense but good taste"

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

"Easy to make quite dense. I gave it 4 stars cuz it doesn't taste like coffee atall..more like cinnamon time if I make these will reduce cinnamon to half a tsp, perhaps add cappuccino powder instead of coffee granules.....glaze was ok...I used a tbsp or two of honey to sweeten the glaze to my gave a touch of coffee flavouring to the cupcakes....these r better next 8 yr old loves coffee flavour but didn't go any where near these ....I think it needs coffee bits instead of chocolate chips to truly enhance its cappuccino flavor."

Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"This recipe is ridiculously simple and easy to make with regular store cupboard ingredients. Tasted AMAZING!"

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015 Edited Mar. 19, 2016

"Very yummy! The only change I made was I used 1/4 C applesauce and 1/4 C butter. They were very moist and tasty. This is one of the recipes my family requests the most! Thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"Nice flavor , dense, we thought they were slightly dry, but the cream cheese spread "fixed" that."

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