Nikita’s Cupcakes: Mocha Muffins

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The photo might not look much but this muffin is just bursting with chocolatey goodness and nutty crunch! One of Nikita’s Cupcakes we baked for my dog Nikita’s vet, Dr. Carl Kelly, I adapted this recipe from the Mocha Muffin over at Joyofbaking.com.  I used wholewheat flour, reduced the amount of sugar and added extra espresso.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup  buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup  espresso coffee, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cappuccino, semisweet, or white chocolate chips

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Position rack in center of oven. Butter or spray with a non stick cooking spray 12 – 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 inch muffin cups. Set aside.
  2. In a large measuring cup or bowl whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, oil, coffee, and vanilla extract.
  3. In another large bowl combine the flours, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the chopped nuts and chocolate chips. With a rubber spatula fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir only until the ingredients are combined. Do not over mix the batter or tough muffins will result. Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter, using two spoons or an ice cream scoop.
  4. Place in the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 – 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pan. Makes about 24 muffins.

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» Squeaky Gourmet said: { Jan 9, 2010 - 12:01 }

simple recipe and delightful result! I love this!

» Leslie said: { Jan 9, 2010 - 04:01 }

You have my attention! Chocolate, coffee, nuts, yum!

» Cookin' Canuck said: { Jan 9, 2010 - 10:01 }

I appreciate the modifications you made to this recipe. They sound wonderful!

» dokuzuncubulut said: { Jan 10, 2010 - 12:01 }

Beautiful presentatiton. I love mocha muffins…

» DINING WITH BATALI said: { Jan 10, 2010 - 06:01 }

We are on a strict diet here —but girlfriend….you just tempt me soooo

» The Duo Dishes said: { Jan 10, 2010 - 10:01 }

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that these are full of chocolatey goodness. They look like intense bites!

» My Man's Belly said: { Jan 10, 2010 - 01:01 }

There’s only 2 things missing:
1-a huge dollop of whipped cream
2-me inhaling the entire batch

These sound so delicious

» Alta said: { Jan 11, 2010 - 09:01 }

I love using chocolate as a “disguise” for whole grain flours! Makes it irresistible for kids (and adults) and they’ll never know it’s healthy! These sound yummy.

» sizzlechef said: { Jan 11, 2010 - 07:01 }

Thank you for sharing. Cheers!

» Cajun Chef Ryan said: { Jan 12, 2010 - 11:01 }

That last image of the three muffins has my attention! Did you say a taste test of each? I can virtually taste them now!

Regards,
CCR
=:~)

» Carol Egbert said: { Jan 13, 2010 - 01:01 }

Looks delicious, perhaps a healthy pinch of cayenne in the batter to bump it into Mexican Mocca?


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