Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mocha Chocolate Chip Muffins

Anything Coffee and Chocolate immediately catches my attention.I remember once while in Bangalore,a cousin of ours had come straight from Coffee day holding his take-away cup of chilled coffee to our place and me and vanni literally attacked him and got his cup for ourselves.Whether it was because we got it unexpectedly or whether it was because it was someone else's cuppa,we don't know-we loooooved it and are still searching for "that" taste while having Mochachillo from Coffee day!!!

So it is no wonder that I always add a little bit of coffee powder to my chocolate cakes.The smell by itself is so enticing.It was for the same reason I had bookmarked and even written down this recipe from Baking Bites.It is the perfect combination of Chocolate and Coffee and if you are a fan,you should definitely try these!!The muffins are not too sweet with the right hint of coffee and chocolate,crusty on top and soft inside,with every bite filled with the burst of chocolate chips..Perfect!!!

Mocha Choco-chip Muffins
Recipe courtesy - Baking Bites


Flour - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup + 2 tbsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Espresso - 1 tbsp[I used Bru Instant coffee granules] 
Eggs - 2
Milk - 2/3 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Chocolate chips - 1 cup

Preheat oven to 375F/190C.
Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Place butter in a small, microwave-safe bowl and melt. 
Stir cocoa power and espresso powder into melted butter while warm. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. 
In another small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla.
Add butter mixture and egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until well-combined. Batter will be thick. Stir in chocolate chips.
Divide batter evenly between prepared muffin cups. Cups will be heaping with batter.
Bake for 19-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Cool muffins completely on a wire rack.

Mocha Chocolate chip Muffins makes it way to Madhuri of Cook-Curry-Nook's Chocolate Fest,have you sent in your entries yet??Check out her blog for a cool giveaway to celebrate her blog's first anniversary!!

Have you started your Diwali preparations already,I know I have!! If you need any ideas for sweets and savories,here's a small list which you can try during this Diwali!

Chocolate Barfi - Gets done quickly,in the Microwave
Churmundo - Wheat flour Laddoo
Coconut Laddoo - An instant Laddoo with just 2 ingredients
Dates and Dry fruits Laddoo - Healthy and low-fat
Gajar ka Halwa - A quick method
Gajar ka Halwa - In the Microwave
Kadi aka 5 cups Barfi - 5 cups of ingredients and a tasty sweet
Rava Laddoo - A very foolproof recipe

No compulsion to stick only to Indian sweets.You could try baking eggless delicacies for yourself as well as for sharing!!

Eggless Oats Brownies  - Low fat with goodness of Oats
Eggless Dates Cake - a very forgiving recipe,perfect for beginner bakers
Eggless Fruit and Nut Cake - Full of dry fruits and nuts,suits the Diwali mood perfectly
Eggless Blackforest Cake - perfect for a Diwali Party

Try these super easy snacks too

Wishing all of you a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali!!!


  1. Fluffy and perfect muffins u've got

  2. I just can't do without my coffee and absolutely adore it with a choco combo. These muffins sound just perfect!! Am surely gonna try these after we recover from the Diwali sweets attack:-). Lovely pics..

    Happy Diwali!!

  3. This looks good Divya. Love your baby blue silicon moulds.

  4. Wat a fabulous looking muffins, feel like grabbing..

  5. Very rich looking muffin,loved it. Wishing u and ur family a joyous Diwali

  6. they look just perfect! I too go weak at the knees at the mention of chocolate and coffee in the same sentence so this sounds like something I will LOVE!

  7. your desserts are always so superhit...this one is another winner. love it.
    Happy Diwali.

  8. Wonderful looking muffins!! Love mocha!!

  9. These muffins look lovely!

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali :-)

  10. I will have anything smelling coffee, this one sounds too yummy!

  11. Hi Divya,
    I like your blog, especially the baking section.:)
    I tried your recipe of Mocha Chocolate Chip Muffins. They came out quite nice but I felt there was strong smell of baking powder. Is it ok to reduce the quantity of baking powder to get the same result?


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