The Capppuccino Muffins were served at a recent brunch that I attended and they are absolutely delicious! So different! Suby
I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great! I did however make 24 mini muffins instead of 14 large ones. I did also iced them myself instead of serving the icing on the side.I served these at a brunch and they were the most popular muffin!(I made three kinds) I really liked the expresso icing and I think that the icing would taste awesome on brownies too! I think I will try the flavoured instant coffee next time. Thanks for posting this unique recipe!
This is a great recipe! The muffins are moist, tender and rise well. My daughter was looking for something different to bake for our county 4-H Muffin & Pie Contest. She took this recipe and made just a few modifications as follows: 1. Increased the instant coffee to 3 tablespoons. 2. Used 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips. 3. Omitted the spread for the top of the muffins. 4. Substituted 1 teaspoon of Ghost Cinnamon for the regular cinnamon. Ghost Cinnamon is a combo of cinnamon, sugar and Ghost pepper. It adds a small kick that is noticable as a slight after heat. It is not overwhelming. We found it at the Pepper Palace when we visited Tennessee. These muffins won a blue ribbon in regular competition and they won the Grand Champion award in the Muffin & Pie Contest. She gave proper credit to her source. Thank you for submitting this recipe. As a note, four batches of these muffins were made and they turn out superior when the ingredients are brought to room temperature before baking (something we are all taught, but don't always have the time to follow).
This recipe has so many ratings it doesn't need mine, but I loved these! I mixed the chocolate chips with white chips, and I used 3/4 cup of milk, and 1/4 cup Kahula. Out of this world! I even forgot to put the vanilla in, and they are sooo good! I think I agree with another poster tho, who said they were good without the spread. I did add it, but I do think next time I may leave that off. Gona have one of these with an orange for breakfast. thanks for the recipe.
These are AWESOMELY YUMMY!!! My 15year old wanted to try his hand in the kitchen and was able to pull this recipe off with no problem. I had him substitute a few things with lower fat/calorie versions: splenda, egg whites, butter blend, etc. We also used English Toffee Cappuccino drink mix and almond extract rather than the coffee grinds and vanilla, because that's what we had on hand. yummmmmy!
I made one small change, using buttermilk rather than milk and adding a 1/4 t baking soda. Will definitely make these again! Everyone at the office loved them.
Good stuff! I would 1/2 the cinnamon next time. I used 3 heaping tablespoons of granules and 50% each almond and vanilla extract. I made minis (48) for 9 min at 400 degrees. The first batch was a bit small though. You need to fill the tin (or cups) all the way to the top for mounded muffins. I didn't do frosting (too hard to transport) but will try it for Easter. Thanks!
All reviews are accurate - it is a great recipe. I adapted it slightly by using buttermilk (keeps them moist) instead of plain and dissolved the coffee in a bit of hot coffee and then added it to the milk etc.which worked well. I put on a variety of toppings - skor bits, sprinkled instant vanilla capuccino mix and some actual capucinno coffee toppings from a purchased shaker filled with capucinno toppings.The variety was great!
These are fabulous! I did add an extra tablespoon of instant coffee to the muffin mix and it gives a great mild coffee flavor! I omitted the chips in the topping and love it! No need for that extra chocolate. The cream cheese adds a nice tangy touch to the muffins. This is a keeper.
I made these for a breakfast/brunch and they were very good. Not too sweet. I will make them again, We also made some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and they were sweeter and more popular with the children, but the adults seem to enjoy these.