Mocha Muffins

November 12, 2010

Mouthwatering Mocha Muffins!

The smooth silkiness of coffee liqueur adds a luxurious taste to these incredibly rich, dark chocolate and coffee muffins. Sensational for breakfast in bed, or for a sinfully decadent midnight snack.

(Note: this recipe yields 12 muffins so use either two 6-muffin tins or one large 12-muffin tin. You can grease the tins instead of using paper liners but they won't be as pretty!) 

Mocha Muffins Ingredients: 
2 cups self-raising flour 
1/2 cup cocoa powder 
1 cup sugar 
1 large egg, lightly beaten 
1 stick butter, melted 
1/2 cup sour cream 
3/4 cup milk 
7 ounces of chocolate, chopped 
1 tablespoon coffee liqueur (Tia Maria or Kahlua) 
2 tablespoons pulverized coffee 
2 teaspoons boiling water 
Powdered sugar for dusting

Heat oven to 350°F.
Lightly beat the egg in a small bowl. 
Melt the butter in a small pan and set aside. 
Boil water and mix two teaspoons water with two tablespoons of pulverized coffee (it will form a paste.) 
Chop the block of chocolate into small chunks. 
Line a muffin pan with paper liners. 
In a large bowl sift the flour and cocoa together then add in the sugar and fluff until mixed. 
Add in the beaten egg, melted butter, sour cream, milk, chopped chocolate chunks, coffee liqueur, and the coffee. 
Stir just until combined, then pour into the muffin pan allowing 1/3 of the space for the muffins to rise. 
Bake at 350°F. for about 25 minutes or until muffins are done. 
To check for doneness insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin; it should come out clean. 
Remove the pan from the oven and remove the muffins from the pan to a wire rack and allow to cool slightly. 
Serve warm, dusted with powdered sugar, as desired. Recipe doubles easily.


Mama Mia Mocha Muffins Nutritional info provided by
Calculated for a serving size of one (3.55 oz) 
Calories 320 
Calories from Fat 110 
Total Fat 13 g 20% Daily Value 
Saturated Fat 8 g 40% Daily Value 
Trans Fat 0 g 
Cholesterol 45 mg 15% Daily Value 
Sodium 290 mg 12% 
Total Carbohydrates 49 g 16% Daily Value 
Dietary Fiber 2 g 8% Daily Value 
Sugars 30 g 
Protein 5 g 
Vitamin A 6% Daily Value 
Vitamin C 0% Daily Value 
Calcium 10% Daily Value 
Iron 10% Daily Value