Cappuccino Muffins with Chocolate and Cranberries

Cappuccino Muffins with Chocolate and Cranberries


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

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 318 cals

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 410 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin, 20 to 25 minutes.
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  1. 8 Ratings


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


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.


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.