Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TWD: Coffee Break Coffee Cake/Muffins





This recipe this week was chosen by Rhiani of Chocoholic Anonymous for Tuesday's with Dorie.

I did both the muffin version and a coffee-coffee cake version topped with chopped up Coffee Crisp chocolate bars and a simple icing drizzle.

They were definitly not mild mannered muffins/cake. They packed a jolt of bold coffee flavor studded with large chunks of rich, melty chocolate. I hardly noticed the whole wheat flour and I actually liked the little bit of extra texture the muffins had as a result of it. If you are a coffee fiend you could even add extra instant coffee powder or pure espresso rather than just brewed coffee, as I will likely do next time.

33 comments:

Jennifurla said...

I am always looking for recipes with Whole wheat flour, it is hard to find ones with that great flavor I love. These look so nice.

Maillardville Manor said...

Looks yummy! Wake up muffins!!!!
I'll try this on the weekend!
thanks

Sherry G said...

Mmmm! The stronger the coffee flavor the better!! I am definitely making these ASAP!!!

Taylor said...

Coffee and breakfast in one convenient muffin...love it!!

Katerina said...

They are great for breakfast. Delicious!

RamblingTart said...

So lovely! You've been making the best muffins lately, Tia. :-) I think that's what I will bake this weekend. They're SO nice to have on hand!

Kat said...

What a great breakfast treat. Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy your weekend. Kat

LDH said...

Hi Tia! these look delicious as does everything you post! :)

I asked my family about the Debbie Travis resemblance and they could see it a bit too.

Fun visiting with you!

Kindly, ldh

Leanne said...

Look delicious! I just stumbled upon your blog and will definitely be trying out lots of your recipes! Thanks

CheapAppetite said...

both the muffins and cake look great! But the cake got icing too. So I guess I'll start with the cake first then the muffin later. lol. One can always dream about yummy looking food.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Tia, the muffins and cake both look great! Wanted to make this a couple of weeks ago, but somehow got sidetracked! I have Dorie's book and I think your gals are doing great with TWD. Thanks for dropping by. Have a nice day!

Clivia said...

Wow. That cake is a winner. Great variation. Well done!

Leslie said...

I don't think anything could look better than your coffee cake! I love what you did with this recipe!

Flourchild said...

Yum they look very good! I can't handle coffee flavored food so I tried them with chai tea!!

Pamela said...

Look at you, making a coffee cake version, too. You are amazing!

Mary said...

I used whole wheat flour too.

honeymuffin said...

Oh good heavens, that coffee cake looks fabulous.

JIll said...

That cake looks amaaaazing!!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

You can fed-ex that cake to my house, right?? :) Gorgeous!!

Jess said...

What a great idea with the coffee cake - and such yummy add-ins. Hmm, would chopped up Skor bars make coffee-toffee muffins?

naomi said...

I love both version. I think the coffe cake version has a great rustic look to it! Nicely done.

Rachel said...

I want to eat your coffee cake! Wow!

Jodie said...

Wow! Both look fabulous! Great idea for the coffee cake!

jillbert said...

Both look good, but the coffee cake with candy bars on top is really tempting!

AmyRuth said...

Wowza! I love how you reinvented this recipe. Nicely done. I really like the idea of adding chocolate and yes I think using some WWF is a great chewy idea. Like that. Cofffe Cake, superb idea. Thanks for sharing.
AmyRuth

TeaLady said...

These were good, even tho' I don't like coffee. I like your variation and the cake looks scrumptious.

margot said...

That coffee cake looks insanely good! This recipe is a definite keeper!

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Rhiani said...

I love the idea of the coffee cake, that just looks to die for. Glad you enjoyed this one!

Jeannette said...

i brewed a double strong cup of coffee and the coffee flavor in mine was phenom!

they look great!

natalia said...

Ciao Tia ! you made some incredible cake ! Wonderful !

Paula said...

The coffee cake is an ingenious idea but your muffins look good too.

spike. said...

wow- adding candy bars sounds amazing!

Judy said...

Your coffeecake looks fabulous! Wish I had some to eat right now.