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Mini Mocha Muffins with Cream Cheese Spread

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I made these mini mocha muffins again last night and I CANNOT STOP EATING them…and neither can my family!! As we know, the combination of coffee and chocolate is a match made in heaven and these little mocha babies are filled with mini chocolate chips and a they have hint of coffee flavor. They are insanely moist and perfect for taking to a brunch or just any ol’ random time you feel like eating the best muffins ever!mini mocha muffins, mini muffins, chocolate muffins, blueberry muffins, coffee, coffee muffins, breakfast, dessert, easy, recipe, cream cheese, mocha spread, cream cheese spread

And let’s talk about the mocha cream cheese spread. It’s not too sweet but has that cream cheese bite that balances out the sweetness of the muffins perfectly! The muffins can definitely stand alone but why would you not make the spread?! I mean, it’s cream cheese…and more chocolate! mini mocha muffins, mini muffins, chocolate muffins, blueberry muffins, coffee, coffee muffins, breakfast, dessert, easy, recipe, cream cheese, mocha spread, cream cheese spread


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Mini Mocha Muffins with Cream Cheese Spread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Servings: 45 Mini Muffins
Author: Coco and Ash
Ingredients
Muffins
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (one stick)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
Mocha Cream Cheese Spread
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (cut into cubes)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp milk
Instructions
For the Muffins
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together your milk and the instant coffee granules and set it aside to dissolve. 

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and set aside

  4. Now in the bowl with the milk and coffee, add the melted butter, egg, and vanilla and whisk everything together. 

  5. Add the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir together just until combined then fold in the chocolate chips.

  6. Spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray fill each spot with 1 heaping tablespoon of batter.

  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

For the Cream Cheese Spread
  1. If you have a small food processor, combine all of the ingredients and blend until combined. (It's ok if there's still chunks of chocolate)

  2. If you do not have a food processor, soften the cream cheese (you can microwave it for about 20 seconds) and add all the ingredients to a small bowl and use a spoon or hand mixer to blend together. 

Recipe Notes

If you'd like to make standard sized muffins, bake for 17-20 minutes. (Makes about 14 muffins)

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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

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  • Lindsey @ Lito Supply Co.
    June 7, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I would have to hide these away for fear of eating all of them by myself!

    • Coco and Ash
      June 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      lol Lindsey. I feel the same!! Thankfully my kids have also been devouring them so at least I didn’t eat the WHOLE batch 🙂

  • Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
    June 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

    These muffins sound delicious! I would eat that spread with a spoon!

    • Coco and Ash
      June 7, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks Cynthia!! I may have been doing that last night lol!

  • Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    June 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

    These muffins sound so amazing. I love the flavor of mocha and would never have thought about it in a muffin… I think these would be great at my next brunch!

    • Coco and Ash
      June 7, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa!! They get devoured when I share them with guests at brunch! 🙂

  • Vicky @ Avocado Pesto
    June 7, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Yes to coffee and chocolate together! Such a great combo! I would love to try making these muffins gluten-free and dairy – free as I try to stick to that diet!

    • Coco and Ash
      June 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Let me know if you do! I would be interested to try that variation!! 🙂 Thank you!

  • Rae
    June 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    These look absolutely delicious. I bet they’ll be perfect for brunch or any other social gathering where there’s coffee or sparkling wine on the table!!

    • Coco and Ash
      June 7, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks Rae!! They always dissapear at brunch! 🙂

  • Iryna
    June 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    That cream cheese spread on a muffin looks addictive. These muffins will definitely go fast over at my house.

    • Coco and Ash
      June 7, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Iryna! They definitely do go quickly here too! 😀

  • Taylor Kiser
    June 7, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    These mini mocha muffins look out of this world ahhmazing!! You can never go wrong with the mocha/chocolate flavor combination in my opinion! I can see how these would be seriously addicting!

    • Coco and Ash
      June 7, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks so much Taylor! It’s such a good combo! 🙂

  • Debbie Coviella
    June 10, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Just made these. They’re awesome!!!

    • Coco and Ash
      June 10, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Yay!!!! So glad you liked them!! 😀

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