Cappuccino Muffins Recipe
- ESPRESSO SPREAD:
- 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 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 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).
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.
Reviews for Cappuccino Muffins
"I've been making this muffin for years. I actually got a proposal out of it. ( true humor- my friend is a coffee fiend if I ever met one!) will have to try the sour cream and chai version listed by lots_a_smiles. The Espresso Spread is wonderful.. I might have to figure out how to get it like a caramel macchiato too. Love this recipe, it will be a staple of yours too!"
"Very easy to make, but just a bit dry for my liking. Next time I'll add some applesauce to bring up the moisture. The frosting is good. They are at their best if served warm."
"Delicious! I skipped the frosting and instead of the milk, I added 8 oz sour cream and 1/2 cup hot water steeped with chai tea. Amazing!"
"OMG Amazing. I didn't make the espresso spread - but the muffins were so moist and tasty. I was dancing in my seat eating them and I am not normally a chocolate eating muffin person. You have to try them!!!!"
"These muffins...are superb. Presentation? Beautiful. They have those decorative little cracks over smooth, lightly rounded tops, perfectly baked. Flavor? Delicious. Rich, warm, coffee-chocolate goodness. Texture? Fantastic - perfect balance of moist and crumbly. Spread? Like coffee cream cheese cookie dough. Give a muffin a quick, refreshing zap in the microwave and pair it with some of this spread - you get warm, sweet muffin crumbles paired with cool, creamy, tangy-sweet espresso spread. I used espresso powder for the instant coffee, and these were magnificent with a cup of tea in the mornings. Because espresso and tea can get along."
"Dense but good taste"
"Easy to make quite dense. I gave it 4 stars cuz it doesn't taste like coffee atall..more like cinnamon cupcakes....next 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 liking....it gave a touch of coffee flavouring to the cupcakes....these r better next day...my 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."
"This recipe is ridiculously simple and easy to make with regular store cupboard ingredients. Tasted AMAZING!"
"Very yummy! The only change I made was I used 1/4 C applesauce and 1/4 C butter and lessened the sugar to 1/2 cup. I have made these many times and they can be a little dry, so this last time I baked them at 350 for 20 minutes and they were very moist. This is one of the recipes my family requests the most! Thanks for sharing!"
"Nice flavor , dense, we thought they were slightly dry, but the cream cheese spread "fixed" that."
"I made these today with all whole wheat flour (reduced the amount by about 2 Tbsp.) and added a second egg. They are still very good."
"Very good! Next time I think I'll add more coffee."
"The muffins were dense but delicious. They tasted more like chocolate chip muffins. We enjoyed the espresso spread. It is also good on toasted bagels. Thanks for sharing."
"We all loved this! I hope to make them again! They have an amazing flavor and texture!"
"I don't understand all the five stars this recipe has gotten. I thought it was just ok and not very moist. The spread was bitter and I had to modify it with, of all things, hot cocoa mix.. I was disappointed because it has all my favorite things in it, cream cheese, butter, coffee, and chocolate!"
"Oh yum!!! I love these! I made the espresso spread as listed, which is good, but also made a different mocha spread (cause I wanted to try one without cream cheese in it) and found I liked the other one better. This way though, people can choose which to top their muffins with. This is definitely a keeper though!"
"Lovely Made the spread with ricotta cheese as I had no cream cheese. will reduce the cinnamon next time and maybe use expresso granules"
"these were absolutely delicious. Why we allow people like IslandGirl66 on this board. I do not know. Why don't you submit your own.? You totally changed the whole recipe and what you submitted as changes sounds like a mess."
"This is pretty tasty recipe. I changed it up a bit though. I substituted one of the cups of flour with whole wheat flour(less about 2 tablespoons) and added 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed. I also added essence of orange to the recipe and used espresso coffee granules instead off regular coffee granules. I wasn't crazy about the chocolate chips in the topping and would perhaps next time just add a bit of cocoa. We really enjoyed this recipe!"
"I made these for a company breakfast I catered and they were a real hit! They were easy to make and I found the flavor to be delicious. I used decaffeinated instant coffee granules because that's what I had on hand since I can't have caffeine. I didn't make the spread because of the logistics of keeping it cold while the muffins were served during the meeting. I will definitely be making these again."
"I made these muffins for a company breakfast I catered and they were delicious! The coffee lovers especially liked them. I didn't serve the spread, they were very good on their own! I used the decaffeinated instant coffee I had on hand and found the flavor to be excellent."
"I absolutely LOVED this recipe! I didn't make the spread but it was delicious without it. I am a big coffee drinker and each muffin had the perfect amount of flavor. The batter made exactly 14 which I liked. I will definetly b making this again!"
"PERFECT!!! it tastes so good even w/o the spread. it has a strong coffee flavor wc i like and easy to make."
"This is one of my favorites! I do cut the butter to 6 T. and the sugar to 2/3 c. in the muffin portion. You will not be disappointed in these! Delic!"
"I have yet to try this. What can i substitute for 2% milk, can i use whole milk instead?"
"We really enjoyed these muffins. Coffee and chocolate are such a great combo!! Didn't make the spread, we liked the muffins as is."
"great coffee and chocolate taste... the spread was great by itself."
"Just made these muffins for the second time. Delicious and easy!"
"I made these in mini muffin tins for a bridal shower. They are delish!"
"Very yummy muffins! I didn't think they had a ton of coffee flavour but still really liked them."
"I followed the recipe except I used 1T. of baking powder because I had a similar recipe that I liked for blueberry muffins that called for 1T. These were really very good. There seemed to be a lot of butter that came through the paper baking cups on the bottom. I am wondering if we couldn't use a little less butter in the recipe. I tried this recipe so I could bring the muffins as a hostess gift this evening. I will certainly be proud to offer these up."
"Really great - and easy to mix up in the morning."
"I could not wait to make these and was not disappointed. Delicious. Can't wait to share them....well maybe I can!!!!"
"I have been making these for years and they are absolutely wonderful! I don't always make the cream cheese topping. They are great without it, but I sometimes serve these with cinnamon butter."
"Doubled the spread ingredients......coworkers LOVED them:)"
"Very Good! My husband eat them as soon as they were out of the oven."
"Very good.Only extra I did was to add some chopped walnuts. We love nuts in our muffins."
"I love these muffins! I used the idea of lowering the fat mentioned in the posts, and it still tasted wonderful!!!! I love the spread - even my siblings who don't like coffee love these muffins!"
"These muffins are amazing! A great combination of coffee flavor combined with sweetness and chocolate. What could be better? I made them for an early morning meeting at work and they were a huge hit."
"These are the absolute best. Perfect with a cup of coffee and a friend."
"Most amazing muffins ever! I gave them to a friend and he comsumed three jumbo size in one sitting! That's how good they are! And the cream cheese spread is delectable! Tasty treat for any occasion!"
"good especially the cream cheese spread"
"I have made these SEVERAL times and LOOOVE them. Sometimes I make the espresso spread but most of the time I do not because they are good on their own and it saves calories. I also make mine mini size and cut the baking time to about 6-7 minutes. Try em, you'll like em!!"
"These are delicious! My daughter is gluten free so when she comes up to visit, I make these with 1 cup of rice flour, 2/3 cup of Bob's All purpose flour, 1/3 cup of cornstarch, and 2 tsp. of xanthan gum instead of the flour. You can barely tell that they're gluten free and sometimes they even taste better than the normal recipe!"
"These are delicious! I did replace the melted butter with 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce. I only used 1/2 cup mini chips in the batter. For the spread I used Neufchatel cream cheese. My goal was to make them a tad more diet friendly! :) My friends at work loved them!"
"These were delicious. I only made 12 muffins, because I filled them almost to the top. I didn't make the spread. My son took a couple to work, and texted me to tell me they were an excellent breakfast. I guess I'll be making them again!"
"Moist and delicious!"
"these muffins are delicious! i didn't even make the spread and i thought they were just right as is. thanks for the recipe!"
"I LOVE these muffins, and so do all of my friends! When I bring these anywhere, people beg for the recipe!"
"These muffins are amazing! My sister absolutely loved them and would hide them from the rest of the family so that she could have them all to herself. I doubled the cream cheese recipe because we thought it was so good. You can even eat the cream cheese on regular bagels as well. This is definitely a make again and so easy!"
"These were super good! They made my house smell like a coffee shop! I ended up putting a sprinkle of cappuccino mix on top and 2 Tbsp in the batter too. That made them!"
"O.K, after I was all done filling the muffin cups I realized I forgot to fold in the chocolate chip! Didn't matter . They are delicious! Will make them next time, this time with the chips!"
"The best ever! I have made these as gifts as well!"
"I think they're okay, though the spread was less than exciting. I'd definitely go with whipped cream on top instead. Also, the instant coffee made for a very fake coffee flavour. I think using an espresso milk mix would have been better."
"This is a regular in my house and we don't even make the espresso spread. My kids LOVE these muffins."
"This has been a favorite recipe for years! We often eat just the muffins as an everyday sort of breakfast that's healthier. But, it's a wonderful treat to have it with the spread! I do tend to leave the miniature chocolate chips out of the spread (makes it easier to spread) and then increase the sugar from 1 T to 4 T to avoid any loss in sweetness. I also add 1-2 T of milk to help with spreadability as well. But, it's still a good recipe as is."
"These are really delicious! My friends and family liked them too. I wasn't crazy about the cream cheese spread, but they are plenty tasty without anything extra."
"I made these delicious muffins for a brunch and they were a big hit. Everyone loved the unique flavor and the spread was to die for! Very simple to make and they taste even more delicious the next day."
"Yum! Great muffin. I followed the recipe exactly, except I used espresso powder rather than coffee. I was very pleased with the result. I took them to a bridal shower and they were a hit, especially the cream cheese spread! This recipe is a keeper and I will be making them again very soon."
"Great recipe as it is written! Use of miniature choc chips a must in my book for the muffins - we tried reg size and did not like it as much. We did add a full tsp of instant coffee granules to the espresso the second time :)"
"Moist, tender and very flavorful muffin. The spread just takes it over the top! You've gotta give these a try."
"These are AWESOME! We served quick breads and muffins at my niece's bridal shower and I had many requests for the recipe. Be sure to make the spread to go with them. It is delicious."
"These need to be wrapped or put in plastic storage and enjoyed the next day, they will be super moist. You will love this recipe!"
"These are amazing. So tasty, and not overly coffee or chocolate flavored. My husband, who isn't a cappuccino(or coffee) fan LOVES these!"