Mat Armett's Coffee and Walnut Muffins

    45 min

    The most loved variation of my Muffins. This also makes a decent large cake.


    Derbyshire, England, UK
    19 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • Muffin mix
    • 125g Butter
    • 280g Castor sugar
    • 2 Large Eggs
    • 2 tsp Baking Powder
    • 150g Walnut Halves, crushed
    • 560g Plain flour
    • 150ml Semi-skimmed Milk
    • 3 tsp Coffee granules
    • 10ml Boiling water
    • Icing
    • 1 tsp Butter
    • 280g Icing sugar
    • 2 tsp Coffee granules
    • 10ml Boiling water
    • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

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

    1. Heat oven to 210'c, grease a muffin tray/cake tin and line with greaseproof paper or muffin cases.
    2. In a medium bowl, beat Butter until creamy then beat in Castor sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in Eggs, one at a time. Finally beat in Baking powder.
    3. Mix in the crushed Walnut halves and fold in the Plain flour, Semi-skimmed milk and the Coffee granules dissolved in 10ml Boiling water. Spoon mix into muffin cases/cake tin.
    4. For muffins bake for 25 - 30 minutes, for cake tin bake for 45-60, or until golden brown and not gooey in the middle. Allow to cool before removing from the tray.
    5. Melt the butter and sieve in the Icing sugar, melt the Coffee granules with the Boiling water and Vanilla Essence and combine all of the ingredients. Stir until all combined, if too thin sieve in extra Icing sugar. Apply to muffins once they are cooled.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    What a load of rubbish! Very doughy mix;l loads left over that I had to throw away; tasted like stale scones. Appallingly bad.  -  16 Sep 2009


    Don't make this recipe! stodgy, nasty outcome. I suspect that if you reduce the sugar by 100g, and reduce the flour by 250g, it wouldn't be too bed - but as it is , it is truly the worst recipe I have ever seen in the public domain!!! AVOID!!!  -  25 Feb 2012


    Wish I'd read previous review. Not a great success. Very stodgy mixture and not a brilliant result.  -  09 Nov 2011