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Rating: 4.36 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Modified from a recipe in a coffeehouse series mystery. You may add a frosting or glaze, but these are sweet enough on their own.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

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  • Gently stir flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and orange zest in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar, sour cream, milk, and eggs with an electric mixer on medium speed in a separate large mixing bowl until blended.

  • Gently stir flour mixture into the liquid ingredients just until batter is moistened and smooth. Dissolve coffee granules in water in a small bowl and stir coffee mixture into the batter. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them about 3/4 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 42.8g; fat 15.6g; cholesterol 61mg; sodium 410.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2013
Definatly a lighter more cake-like texture although we found it a bit dry. We loved the orange chocolate coffee flavor but could have done without the cranberries and chips Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2014
These are not bad but I don't think I will bake them again. They are fluffy cake-like the first day. Next day they get little more like muffins. However I think they are too dry for muffins. Orange-chocolate combination is pretty interesting. I was hoping for a good coffee flavored muffin but you cannot taste any coffee there. I actually did 2 batches. First batch as is except I omitted cranberries. Second batch I upped coffee granules to 4TBSP with no orange zest or cranberries. It still was not enough for a nice coffee flavored muffin. The coffee just intensified the flavor of chocolate. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2020
This was surprisingly delicious! I didn't have and instant coffee but used one Tassimo and had to swap sour cream for low fat Greek yogurt and orange zest for lemon juice all out of necessity. Made 20 muffins for me, don't overfill like I did..also I'd recommend softening butter first, had to put it through the blender to mix in. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2013
Definatly a lighter more cake-like texture although we found it a bit dry. We loved the orange chocolate coffee flavor but could have done without the cranberries and chips Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2013
I LOVED how these muffins turned out. As others said, these are cakey muffins: moist, fluffy and deliciously chocolatey! I did however tweak the recipe to my hubby's liking by removing the orange zest and cranberries and doubling the chocolate chips.I was able to make 16 large muffins from this recipe. I will definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2015
This recipe DOES NOT make one dozen muffins. It makes two. The "cappuccino" flavor is very subtle. Next time I won't add any coffee at all. The flavor though is delicious. Very chocolatey (however I also had to add some chocolate yogurt since I lacked 1/4 cup out of the cup needed for sour cream) and the cranberries kept their moistness. I added orange extract instead of orange zest and wasn't satisfied. Maybe the zest would have given off a stronger flavor? Would definitely make these again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2012
These muffins were amazing! Everyone loved them! All the flavors complimented each other quite nicely. I did replace a little of the milk with orange juice since I happened to have it on hand but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly as written and they turned out great. I actually got 18 muffins out of this rather than the 12 stated though. I will definitely be making these again! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2014
These are not bad but I don't think I will bake them again. They are fluffy cake-like the first day. Next day they get little more like muffins. However I think they are too dry for muffins. Orange-chocolate combination is pretty interesting. I was hoping for a good coffee flavored muffin but you cannot taste any coffee there. I actually did 2 batches. First batch as is except I omitted cranberries. Second batch I upped coffee granules to 4TBSP with no orange zest or cranberries. It still was not enough for a nice coffee flavored muffin. The coffee just intensified the flavor of chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2012
Wow there is so much going on in these muffins! They are a lighter cake-like muffin. The orange and chocolate flavors are predominant with only slight undertones of the cranberries and coffee. Personally I would prefer these for an after dinner sweet rather than breakfast. I made the entire recipe and got 22 muffins. I hope they freeze well. Update - Oddly enough the next day after having sat under a cake dome these muffins were not cake-like at all. They had more of a muffin texture. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2015
Fun combination and something different! I was out of sour cream so I used some plain greek yogurt. I liked the little bit of coffee taste:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2012
Very yummy thanks for posting! This is a cake-y not dense muffin that is sooo chocolate-y that it feels sinful eating it for breakfast! Next time I will add more dried cranberries that's personal taste I loved them in all that chocolate and coffee. (I used two strong shots of espresso in place of the 1/4 cup water and coffee granules and that worked.) Thanks again Read More