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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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • MUFFINS:
  • 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 .

Directions

  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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lots_a_smiles@hotmail.com 254493
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"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!"

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airuscopeland 254358
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2016

"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!!!!"

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Irascible_Baker 254178
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2016

"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."

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GStaelens 235939
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"Dense but good taste"

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k_s9 229363
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 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."

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Lynn_Geland 225805
Reviewed May. 3, 2015

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

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IslandWife 219199
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!"

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Brenda2772 215677
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

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

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Peggie0203 72798
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014 Edited Apr. 9, 2016

"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."

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Hmama 27929
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"Very good! Next time I think I'll add more coffee."

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