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Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe

If you love your coffee in the morning, you’ll definitely loooove these coffee flavoured muffins. And if you are like my husband who cannot go a day without coffee, I’d advise you use instant espresso granules for a more intense coffee flavour.

You can use melted butter instead of the oil, this is usually what I prefer to use anyway. Feel free to tweak and make your muffins more enjoyable by adding nuts, chocolate chips, raisins especially if you have a sweet tooth. This recipe makes 12 muffins.



  • 75g caster sugar
  • 75g dark brown sugar2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • A pinch of salt (This doesn’t need a measurement, once your ancestors ask you to stop, please stop)
  • 250g plain flour1 large egg
  • 225ml milk
  • One tablespoon of vegetable oil1 teaspoon vanilla extract#


  1. Preheat your oven to 190 C for about 10 to 15 minutes. Grease your muffin tin and sprinkle a little flour on it or line with paper cases.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugars, baking powder, coffee granules, cinnamon (I don’t really like the taste of cinnamon so I always put very little) and salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine and mix egg, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla.
  4. Pour in the wet mixture into the dry mixture until it is just a little thick (do not over mix).
  5. Fill your muffin cups or cupcake pan if you like with 3/4 full of the mixture
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until well done.
  7. Cool for 7 minutes before removing from pan and put on your wire racks.
  8. Serve your yummy coffee muffin.
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