If you love chocolate and coffee, you’re gonna LOVE these chocolate chip cappuccino muffins. It’s probably my most requested recipe!
This recipe appeared in its original form in the Taste of Home Magazine. Arlene in New Jersey sent it to me about 15 years ago. We made it a few times, made some adjustments, and increased it to fit our family. This makes about 42 muffins. They can be frozen IF you have any leftovers. (We don’t have leftovers very often!)
I can also officially say that these are award winning muffins! My oldest daughter baked them and entered them in the Bexar County Fair in San Antonio. She won either 2nd or 3rd in her age division.
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The BEST Chocolate Chip Cappuccino Muffins
We doubled the recipe because it was just SO good! They freeze well so you can always stick a few in zipper baggies. Hide them behind vegetables so no one will eat them!
- 4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup instant coffee
- 1 cup canola oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips (1 bag)
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in large bowl. Mix.
In large measuring cup mix buttermilk with instant coffee until it dissolves. Add oil, vanilla, and egg. Mix.
Stir wet mixture into dry ingredients until just moistened. Fold in chips.
Bake in greased pans or use muffin liners at 375 for 15-17 minutes.
What’s the Difference Between a Muffin and a Cupcake
Cupcakes and muffins are NOT the same. Both contain flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and milk. But the way they’re put together is different, causing a different texture. Butter and sugar are mixed together in cupcake batter. And mixed for a longer time so the batter is thin and smooth. Muffin batter isn’t mixed as long and is often baked while still a little chunky. That makes for a denser feel.
Here are a few other ways to tell the difference between a muffin and a cupcake:
- Muffins may use vegetable oil instead of butter as a fat.
- Muffins may use whole wheat flour or other flours.
- Muffins may have fruit, nuts, or chips mixed into the batter.
- Muffins can be savory.
- Cupcakes have frosting
Another way to think of them is that cupcakes are like little cakes while muffins are like quick bread.
Hope this helps you decide if you’re eating a muffin or a cupcake.
More Recipes to Try
And here are a few more recipes you might like to try:
- Butternut Squash Cornbread Recipe
- Raspberry Cake Mix Thumbprint Cookie Recipe
- The Best Coffee Cake. Ever., from The Pioneer Woman
- Cappuccino Dessert, from Kraft
- Cappuccino Mousse, from McCormick
‘Til the next meal,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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So they worked out then ate chocolate chip muffins?
Good looking muffins.
TLC Inspirations says
Those sound wonderful! They would be great in the morning with a nice, steaming cup of "joe"…hmmmm…might have to "borrow" that recipe 🙂
gigi goods says
OH, yum!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to try them 🙂
Mark & Lauren says
Oh! I need Mexican vanilla, too. So if you find some, buy some for me, and I'll reimburse you :)Jo's muffins look amazing!
Joni Price says
My husband hates cinnamon with chocolate. Would you substitute or omit? I can’t wait to make these!
I’d just leave it out.
What is the nutritional information for these muffins per serving?
I’m sorry but I’ve never figured them out.
I really want to make these muffins but not that quite amount. Can you scale down the recipe or can I freeze the dough in batches?
I usually bake them all and freeze the leftovers. Then I can pull a couple out in the morning and microwave them.