I've been wanting to make something in a coffee cup ever since the first time I saw it done, about a year ago.
You see, I have all these coffee cups that came with my dinner plates. You know when you buy the place setting for 4 in the box. It comes with the dinner plates, lunch/dessert plates, bowls, cups and saucers.
But it's cheaper to buy the set then just the plates and bowls. Which is all I really ever need. Kids, I have a mix match of everyday plates thanks to my kids. And it's ok, my good china is up out of reach, used only for special occasions, and only handled by me.
So anyway, I have all these coffee cups. I keep them up on the very top shelf of the cabinet
never used for anything, just taking up space.
When I saw this recipe for Hot Chocolate Muffins posted by A Whisk and a Prayer, I knew it was time.
Hot Chocolate Muffins
from Whisk and a Prayer
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2-3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
6 tablespoons melted and cooled butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cocoa
Prepare 12 muffin tins or 6 coffee mugs, lightly greasing or using paper liners. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, then beat in milk, butter and vanilla. Create a well in your flour and add your liquids to the flour. Gently stir to combine.
Separate about half of your mixture to another bowl and add cocoa to the separated portion.
Again, stirring just till mixed.
Now for the fun, messy part.
Place a layer of the plain batter on the bottom of your mug/tin.
Then a layer of your chocolate, then more plain and end with a dab of the chocolate.
My muffin tins are so loved and used.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown on top.
Remover from oven to cool completely (or not) on wire racks.
Now as for the baking in a mug.
I made this recipe 3 times, and my muffins did not rise up like A Whisk and A Prayer's did.
This was the first batch.
Even in muffin tins, they still didn't rise.
But these are wonderful tasting muffins and I'll make them again.
And I still want to bake something in a mug so I'll just keep trying on that score. It just looks like too much fun to serve something yummy in a mug.
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