Muffins Cappuccino Muffins with Espresso Spread

Posted by: Linda in MO 10-28-99 12:40 PM

Cappuccino Muffins with Espresso Spread

Source: Taste of Home

Espresso Spread:
4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F and grease or line about 14 muffin cups.

In a food processor or blender, combine spread ingredients; cover and process until well blended.

Cover and refrigerate until serving.

In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

In another bowl, stir milk and coffee granules until coffee is dissolved.

Add butter, egg and vanilla; mix well.

Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.

Bake at 375 degrees for 17 to 20 minutes or until muffins test done.

Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Serve with espresso spread.

Yield about 14 muffins and 1 cup spread

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