Delicious Cappuccino Chip Muffins: A Morning Delight

Welcome coffee lovers! As a barista, I am excited to share with you one of my favorite muffin recipes – Cappuccino Chip Muffins. These muffins are rich, decadent, and perfect for those early mornings when you want a quick pick-me-up. Trust me, the sweet aroma of these muffins alone is enough to wake you up and put you in a good mood.

These muffins are easy to make with simple ingredients that you can find in your pantry or your local supermarket. This recipe calls for instant coffee powder and chocolate chips, blended together to create the perfect cappuccino flavor with a touch of chocolatey goodness. Additionally, the vanilla essence just adds that extra hint of sweetness that makes these muffins irresistible.

I love making these muffins for my friends and family, and they are always a hit. I decided to share this recipe with you because I know how much everyone loves cappuccinos and chocolate chips – this is the best of both worlds! And trust me, once you try one bite of these Cappuccino Chip Muffins, you’ll be instantly hooked.

So grab your apron and get ready to bake some delicious muffins. Let’s get started on this easy-to-follow recipe that’s sure to impress even non-coffee drinkers!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cappuccino Chip Muffins
Cappuccino Chip Muffins

My dear coffee lovers, have you ever wanted a recipe that combines the boldness of cappuccino and the sweetness of chocolate in one scrumptious bite? Then look no further than our cappuccino chip muffins!

This recipe is for anyone who loves a classic cappuccino but craves something a little extra. Imagine biting into a warm, fluffy muffin bursting with melty chocolate chips and a hint of coffee – it’s like taking a trip to your favorite café without ever leaving your kitchen.

Not only are these muffins the perfect balance of sweetness and caffeine, but they are also incredibly easy to make. With simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry or fridge, you can whip up a batch in no time. Trust me, your family and friends will be impressed by your baking skills (even if you’re not much of a baker) with just one bite.

But what if you’re not a big fan of chocolate? Don’t worry, this recipe is super adaptable! You can easily substitute the chocolate for chunks of white chocolate or nuts like almonds or hazelnuts. You can even add berries or dried fruits such as cranberries to enhance the flavor profile. The possibilities are endless!

Not only is this recipe versatile and delicious, but it’s also perfect for any occasion – brunches, parties, snacks or just treat yourself moments. Cappuccino chip muffins will never disappoint as they are the perfect match for your favorite cup of joe.

So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try – I guarantee it will become one of your favorite go-to muffin recipes!

Ingredient List

 Cappuccino and chocolate lover’s dream come true
Cappuccino and chocolate lover’s dream come true

Here is the list of ingredients you will need to create these delectable cappuccino chip muffins:

  • Flour (2 cups)
  • Granulated Sugar (1 cup)
  • Baking Powder (2 teaspoons)
  • Ground Cinnamon (½ teaspoon)
  • Salt (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Instant Coffee Powder (2 teaspoons)
  • Egg (1 large)
  • Butter, melted (½ cup)
  • Milk (1 cup)

For the cappuccino chocolate chips:
– Instant Coffee Granules (2 teaspoons)
– Brown Sugar, packed (1 tablespoon)
– Miniature Semisweet Chocolate Chips (1 ½ cups)

For the espresso spread:
– Cream Cheese, cubed (8 ounces)
– Granulated Sugar (1 tablespoon)
– Instant Espresso Powder (¼ teaspoon)
– Vanilla Extract (¼ teaspoon)

Note: If you want to make more or less than ten muffins, adjust the amounts accordingly.

The Recipe How-To

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delightful muffins
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delightful muffins

Now that we have all the ingredients prepped, it’s time to pull up our sleeves and get to work with making these Cappuccino Chip Muffins! Trust me; the effort will be worth every bit when you bite into one of these heaven-like muffins.

Preparing the Muffin Mix

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F/190°C. The oven should be fully heated by the time your muffin mix is ready.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  3. Add ½ cup granulated sugar and two teaspoons of instant coffee powder to the large bowl of dry ingredients, mix them well.
  4. In a separate bowl, melt ½ cup butter and let it cool down before adding an egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence/extract or vanilla cappuccino, and 1 cup milk. Mix well until everything is nicely combined.
  5. Slowly add wet ingredients into dry ones and stir until well combing, but don’t overmix.
  6. Fold in one cup of mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate into the mixture using a silicone spatula.

Baking the Muffins

  1. Line your muffin tray with muffin cups or parchment paper.
  2. Use a standard ice cream scoop to fill each muffin cup around three-quarters full with batter.
  3. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. Once baked, transfer the tray onto a wire rack to let them cool until just warm.

Espresso Spread

  1. While waiting for the muffins to cool down or even when they have been completely cooled down, it’s time to prepare the Espresso Spread. In a mixing bowl, beat 4 ounces of cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of instant coffee powder, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Spread some Espresso Spread on top of each muffin.

Enjoy your Cappuccino Chip Muffins with a hot cup of coffee, milk, or tea – and don’t forget to spread some joy by sharing them with your loved ones!

Substitutions and Variations

 Because mornings call for good coffee and muffins
Because mornings call for good coffee and muffins

Are you looking for ways to put your own spin on this cappuccino chip muffin recipe? There are a few different ways that you can switch up the ingredients or flavors to create a unique treat that is all your own.

First, if you prefer mocha over classic cappuccino, consider swapping out the instant coffee powder for espresso powder in the recipe. You could also add some finely chopped dark chocolate chunks to the batter along with the chocolate chips for an extra indulgent touch.

If you’re watching your sugar intake, feel free to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe by a few tablespoons or substitute with honey or maple syrup instead. Additionally, you could try substituting some of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour for added fiber and nutrition.

To give these muffins a creamier twist, add a creamy whipped filling or frosting made with cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla essence.

Lastly, if you want to make these muffins even more decadent, try swapping out the chocolate chips for miniature semisweet chocolate chips or use bigger chunks of dark chocolate instead. The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing this cappuccino chip muffin recipe to suit your taste preferences.

Serving and Pairing

 When you can’t decide between a muffin or a cappuccino
When you can’t decide between a muffin or a cappuccino

Now that your cappuccino chip muffins are ready to be served, you may be wondering what to pair them with. The good news is that there are endless possibilities for complementary beverages and snacks.

One classic pairing for coffee-inspired baked goods is, of course, a hot cup of coffee. You could go with a traditional cappuccino or latte to continue with the coffee theme, or try something different like an Americano or cold brew.

If you’re in the mood for something sweeter, a cup of hot cocoa or chai latte would be a great choice. The rich chocolate flavor in these cappuccino chip muffins would complement the warm spices in chai, while the sweetness of the hot cocoa would balance out the bitterness in the coffee.

For those who prefer tea over coffee, you could pair these muffins with a robust black tea like Earl Grey or English Breakfast. The rich flavors in these teas can hold up against the boldness of the espresso powder and chocolate chips.

If you’re serving your muffins as a dessert, you could add a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top to balance out the flavors and add some creamy texture.

Finally, if you want to take these muffins to another level of indulgence, one idea is to make an espresso spread to slather on top. Simply mix together 4 ounces of cream cheese (cubed at room temperature), 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of instant coffee powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence until smooth. Spread this mixture on your cappuccino chip muffins and enjoy!

No matter how you choose to serve these delicious muffins, they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect grab-and-go breakfast treat for busy mornings
Perfect grab-and-go breakfast treat for busy mornings

Cappuccino Chip Muffins are a great make-ahead breakfast option, whether you’re preparing them for busy mornings in a hurry or for lazy weekend brunches. These muffins store and reheat well, so you can enjoy them anytime you crave a sweet and delicious pick-me-up.

To prepare these muffins ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions up until the baking part. Once the batter is prepared, you can scoop it into the muffin tin and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and put the muffin tin inside for about 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

If you have leftover muffins, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. After that period, they will lose their freshness and become dry. You could also extend their shelf life by storing them in the fridge or even better, the freezer. Simply wrap each muffin tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store them in a freezer-safe bag, removing any excess air. They will last for up to three months.

When it’s time to reheat Cappuccino Chip Muffins, there are two ways you could go about it. First, you could simply let them come down to room temperature naturally or microwave them on high for about 10-15 seconds per muffin. This method is most effective for frozen muffins. The second way is to reheat them in the oven; simply preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and pop your muffins on a baking sheet for about 5-6 minutes.

Whether eaten hot or cold, Cappuccino Chip Muffins will never let you down. Enjoy these flavorful delights anytime you desire!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Chocolate chips in muffins? Yes, please!
Chocolate chips in muffins? Yes, please!

As a barista, I know that making the perfect cappuccino chip muffins requires more than just following the recipe. Here are some tips to help you get the best results:

1. Use high-quality ingredients: The better your ingredients, the better your muffins will taste. Use fresh eggs, high-quality chocolate chips, and good quality instant coffee powder.

2. Be precise with measurements: Accurate measurement of ingredients is essential for baking, so make sure you have measuring spoons and cups handy. Too much or too little of something can ruin your whole batch!

3. Don’t overmix the batter: It’s important not to overwork the batter when mixing. Overmixing can cause tough muffins with a dense texture. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated, then stop.

4. Get the right temperature: Preheat your oven to the correct temperature before you begin baking. If the oven isn’t hot enough or too hot, it will affect how your muffins rise.

5. Use a timer for baking time: Don’t rely on guesswork when it comes to baking time. Set a timer for the exact amount of time in the recipe and check regularly once you hit that time.

6. Let them cool down: Allow your cappuccino chip muffins to cool down in their tin before removing them so they don’t fall apart.

By following these tips, you’ll get perfectly delicious cappuccino chip muffins every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these cappuccino chip muffins are the perfect treat for anyone who is a coffee or chocolate lover. The combination of instant coffee powder, chocolate chips and vanilla essence creates an irresistible aroma and flavor that will leave even the most discerning tastebuds satisfied.

With this recipe, you don’t need to be a professional baker to achieve success. With simple instructions, substitutions and variations to suit your personal preferences, you can make these muffins easily at home. They are also easy to store and reheat, making them a perfect choice for busy mornings or on-the-go snacks.

Whether you enjoy them hot out of the oven or with a dollop of cream cheese frosting, these cappuccino chip muffins are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So why not give this recipe a try and taste the deliciousness for yourself? I guarantee that once you’ve tried them, they will become your new go-to muffin recipe.

Cappuccino Chip Muffins

Cappuccino Chip Muffins Recipe

These muffins are filled with cream cheese and coffee!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Bakery
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 304.1 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 125 g butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • grated chocolate, for sprinkling


  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee powder (instant)


  • In large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, coffee, salt and cinnamon.
  • In seperate bowl mix together milk, butter, egg and vanilla.
  • Make a well in centre of dry ingredients and add milk mixture.
  • Stir to combine, then fol in chocolate chips.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins and bake at 190 C for 15-20 minutes.
  • Cut in half, spread with filling and sprinkle with grated chocolate.
  • To make filling, cream ingredients together.

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Serving: 1080gCalories: 304.1kcalCarbohydrates: 37.8gProtein: 4.5gFat: 15.8gSaturated Fat: 9.6gCholesterol: 51.9mgSodium: 274.4mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 19.4g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Easy, Quick Breads
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