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Chocolate. Coffee. Muffins.

These 3 simple words make my mouth water!

Inspired by Nigella’s choc chip muffins I made these beauties, full of espresso coffee and chocolate. After baking them and taking photos, my kitchen and my dining table are covered with chocolate ganache. I feel almost like Willy Wonka and I definitely like it!

Ingredients (for 12 muffins):

250 g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

½  tsp baking soda

2 tbsp cocoa

170 g caster sugar

1/2 cup almond flakes

200 ml milk

50 ml strong espresso

80 ml oil

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 180 C. Line muffin tray with paper liners.

In a bowl, whisk together the milk, espresso, oil, egg and vanilla extract.

In another large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and soda, cocoa, sugar and almond flakes. Using a wooden spoon or spatula fold all the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir only until they’re combined.

Fill the muffin cups with the batter. Place in the oven and bake about 20 – 22 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 15 minutes before covering them with ganache.


Ganache ingredients:

1/2 cup thickened cream

100 g dark chocolate (you can also use a milk chocolate)

2 tbsp coffee or 1 tbsp coffee liquer


In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, bring cream to a simmer. Add the chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and add coffee or liquer.

Allow the ganache to cool for about 5 minutes before topping the muffins.

As a huge coffee addict I topped my muffins with a roasted coffee beans, you can use almond flakes instead.

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  • Reply
    Christina @ The Hungry Australian
    January 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Hi Aga
    Your Death by Chocolate post looks amazing!
    Please could you just add a link ( to the blog hop badge so people can click through to all the instructions on how to join in?
    Thanks so much. Let me know when it’s done and I’ll approve your linkup straight away
    So glad to meet you!

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      January 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Thank you for hosting the Death by Chocolate blog hop Christina!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    January 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I love the combo of chocolate & coffee – these muffins look delish!
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) recently posted..death by chocolate cookiesMy Profile

    • Reply
      January 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

      Thank you Laura, you just can’t go wrong with that combo! :)

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    Lizzy (Good Things)
    January 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Yum, love these.

    • Reply
      January 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

      thanks so much Lizzy!

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    Chelsea (teadarling?)
    January 20, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Chocolate and espresso coffee always a winning combo.
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      January 23, 2012 at 9:10 am

      yeah, it one of my favourite combos :) thanks for visiting my blog Chelsea!

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    January 21, 2012 at 3:47 am

    I like this chocolate topping.
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    • Reply
      January 23, 2012 at 9:09 am

      thank you Raquel!

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    January 21, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Chocolate, coffee and almonds in a muffin… love the combination :)
    Moya recently posted..a real hot chocolate fix!My Profile

    • Reply
      January 23, 2012 at 9:08 am

      thanks :)

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    January 23, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Hello Aga,
    Hopped onto your blog from the Death by Chocolate event – your chocolate and coffee muffins look fabulous and very very tempting!First time here and enjoyed browsing your posts:)And the clicks are awesome too!Lovely meeting you.

    • Reply
      January 23, 2012 at 9:07 am

      Thanks so much Sudha, glad you like it!

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    Claire @ Claire K Creations
    January 27, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Yum these look delicious and I love the photo. This is my first visit to your blog and I just love your home page. So clean and easy to look at and your photos are fantastic!

    • Reply
      January 28, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Thank you Claire! Welcome :)

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