Prep 15 mins
Cook 18 mins
From the cookbook Celebrate the Rain. Will try soon!
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons fresh espresso or 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder, dissolved in
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups chocolate chips
- 5 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by either lining the cups with paper liners or greasing them well.
- For the topping, stir together the brown sugar and flour in a small bowl. Using your fingers or the back of a fork, work in the butter until the mixture has a crumbly texture. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add the sugar and beat until well blended. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, eggs, espresso, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the butter, alternating with the liquid in 3 batches, ending with the liquid ingredients. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the chocolate chips.
- Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full with batter and sprinkle with the topping. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes. Turn the muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly, then serve warm.
I love the taste and the rise that these muffins give. I used the full amount of espresso powder and some extra sour cream (about 2 tbsp) because the batter was very thick and heavy. I skipped the topping for diabetic reasons and just lightly sprinkled the tops with a tsp of sugar. I used fat free sour cream and Splenda for the sugar. The coffee flavor is well noticed without being too strong. Made for Photo Tag.
These were really good and I love them alot. The Streusal, though, was very little, and I had trouble dividing it evenly among all the muffin batters.
These were OK, but I don't think I will make them again. They were a little dry (which could have been my muffin making technique). The topping was very good, and made the muffin tops the best part. If I were to attempt these again, I think I would add cocoa powder to give them more of a mocha flavor.