I love coffee cakes. Basically, I love coffee, so anything that pairs well with coffee will naturally be my favourite. But, I don’t like the crumbly texture coffee cakes usually tend to have. So I made these lovely soft muffins to pair with my morning decaf. I love how cinnamon and cocoa enhance the coffee flavour and the crunchiness in the topping is just a bonus.
It does melt into the muffins just a little as they bake, but it mainly stays on top and crunchy as they cool. They are so delicious and fragrant, perfect for a quick snack with coffee. Now, because of the buttery topping, the bottoms of the paper cups will be a tad bit greasy. You can solve this in two ways. Use the rice trick while baking, or just transfer the cooled cupcakes to new liners and discard the ones they were baked in.
CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE MUFFINS submitted by Tina’s Cookings