Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cappuccino Muffins.....step-by-step pics.

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With Easter just around the corner, seasonal sweets are filling up the bakeries.....I actually made this addictive cappuccino muffins half a dozen times is quick and easy to need to powder sugar or bring butter to room temperature.....and just one egg!!! and the surprise!!  it is filled with ooey gooey chocolate chips....hmm coffee and chocolate.....HEAVEN!!! will be gifted with 12 pillow-soft coffee flavored-melted chocolate filled muffins....perfect for your Easter weekend.

Now why did I picture it beside son, Cheriyan was so addicted to these kids channels: Pogo, Cartoon Network, Jetix etc etc....since school closed for summer vacations he has been hooked on one night without anyone knowing I fine tuned all the kids channel into the place of other, the next day when Cherry came to watch his fav programs he could'nt find any...and he blamed it on satellite error :)....anyways after that I could get him out of the house....mornings Nidhi and Cherry will ride their bicycles.....and slowly I started introducing him to comics....Good old comics !!! which I used  to devour in the with no TV Cherry had plenty of time (he was not interested in any other channel) we both pulled out old comics.....and he was so engrossed in Mickey, Donald, Phantom, Mandrake....that he really started enjoying them....and guess what when I was making these muffins...I saw some drawings on the table......apparently Cherry drew them........and I was surprised and happy that I could bring out his hidden talent.....and glad that I could get him out of the house and away from the idiot box.

Now about the muffins, I dedicate this to all the coffee lovers.....and this one holds a special place in my kitchen because.....this is the first muffin/bake.....which Nidhi has whenever she gets that mood to make something.....she bakes this....all by herself......she is waiting for school to she can show off her baking skills to her friends at school.

Recipe Source: The Pioneer Woman.

I tweaked the orginal recipe a had only 1/4 cup of melted margarine, I increased it to 1/2 cup.
UPDATE: Dec 6, 2011: Add 1 tsp cocoa powder and 1 tsp coffee powder to get a more chocolatey taste.
Instant coffee:  2 tsp, I used Nescafe.
Warm milk: 1/2 cup.
Melted butter or margarine: 1/2 cup, I used veg shortening (Dalda).
Egg: 1 whole.
Vanilla essence: 1 tsp.
Flour: 1 cup.
Sugar: 1/2 cup.
Baking powder: 1 1/2 tsp.
Cinnamon powder: 1 tsp (optional, I dint use).
Salt: 1/2 tsp.
Chocolate chips: 1 cup.

1. Warm 1/2 cup milk, dissolve 2 tsp of instant coffee powder and mix well.

2. Lightly beat 1 egg, keep aside.  Melt 1/2 cup butter or margarine, add 1/2 cup sugar and mix well. Now add the beaten egg, vanilla essence, and coffee-milk mixture. Whisk lightly.

3. In a separate bowl whisk together 1 cup flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, and cinnamon powder (if using). Dunk this into the wet mixture.

4. Mix together your arms here ladies :).Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips and mix well again. If the batter is very thick can add 2 or 3 tbsp of milk.

5. Grease or line your muffin tins with paper liners. Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full with batter and sprinkle some more chocolate chips. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 25 min.

6. Cool completely.

Enjoy the goodness of coffee and chocolate right in your home!!!



  1. Yumm, seriously u r tempting me with ur wonderful muffins Nisa, feel like grabbing some..

  2. Soft n spongy muffins, nice stepwise

  3. These muffins are so tempting. During holiday's it's so difficult to drag children away from tv and you have used a brilliant idea of switching the channels.

  4. Soft and yummy muffins,real tempting.

  5. Oh- I love the magical combo of coffee n chocolate- these look super perfect n devourable!
    US Masala

  6. So tempting muffins,very good prepation and clear explanation.

  7. Yummy cakes. I just made a version of coffee cake yesterday and this one is tempting me today :)

  8. My favorite flavor in a muffin is tempting me a lot... Will surely try it soon...

  9. I've got to make these for my son! Please share your recipe with our readers by linking it up at Muffin Monday. Thanks!

  10. mmm! These look fabulous! What a great snack : )

  11. I am so trying this! I love coffee and chocolate. Coffee and chocolate in a muffin sounds like a great way to kick start the day.

  12. yummy Love them. Like to know that Nidhi has made these muffins. And the cartoons are amazing.

  13. Love these muffins. Glad that Nidhi loves to bake.

    And the cartoons are amazing.

  14. Hi Nisa,
    If it says Cappuccino, I am right there. These muffins look delicious and would be an instant winner with me. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a wonderful week end!

  15. This looks so delicious, very nicely baked.

  16. husband will LOVE these! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Love the Coffee Flavor, these muffins look so cool. I have come here through Sweets for Saturday link. Nice to meet you, you have a nice space here.

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  18. Those look so great. I bet they taste fantastic.

  19. Yum Yum! These looks amazing! Glad to be a new reader with recipes like these!!

  20. I love the way you arranged the picture together with the Disney cartoons. Really fun idea!

  21. these muffins sound sinfully delicious. gotta try them, thanks Nisa

  22. I too made these last week for my son's school party.. looks so yummy and perfectly baked.

  23. Hİ!I'm Sare, from Türkiye. I made these muffins. The smell in my house is incrediple. I also add Turkish coffee powder and 1/4 cup of almond powder. Thank you for sharing...
    See you again, bye.

  24. These look delicious! Is it okay to use skim milk?

    1. Hi Seema....yes you can use skim milk...hope this helps.

  25. Thanks chechiii for sharing his wonderful recipe..tried this today nd the result was flavour nd soft ooey gooey choco chips inside ...yummmm was superb

  26. Nisa, it was fantastic !!!
    Made it for a friend as a bday gift. ....she loved it and my day was made...nothing like spreading a li'l cheer to someone on their special day....u did just that to me. ..thankyou


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