Chocolate, cranberry and orange muffins

    45 min

    With a hint of coffee, chocolate chips, cranberries and orange zest, these muffins are perfect with a cup of coffee or as an afternoon treat.

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    Makes: 12 muffins

    • 250g sifted plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 60g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 90g plain chocolate chips
    • 60g dried cranberries
    • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 110g brown soft sugar
    • 225ml soured cream
    • 175ml milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
    • 60ml water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper cases.
    2. Gently stir flour, baking powder, bicarb, cocoa powder, salt, chocolate chips, dried cranberries and orange zest in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Beat butter, caster sugar, brown sugar, soured cream, milk and eggs with an electric mixer on medium speed in a separate mixing bowl until blended.
    3. Gently stir flour mixture into liquid ingredients until just moistened (do not over mix). Dissolve coffee granules in water in a small bowl and stir into the muffin mixture. Spoon into prepared muffin cases, filling about 3/4 full.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

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    Absolutely ....Fantastic!!!!! Especially good with dark chocolate cocoa powder  -  01 Dec 2014


    Definatly a lighter more cake-like texture although we found it a bit dry. We loved the orange chocolate coffee flavor but could have done without the cranberries and chips  -  28 Apr 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Fun combination and something different! I was out of sour cream so I used some plain greek yogurt. I liked the little bit of coffee taste  -  23 Sep 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)