At our house, the holidays mean baking. Filling the house with the smell of vanilla, peppermint and all the fragrances that tantalize the taste buds and create tasty culinary sensations.
Extracts are a great way to pack an outsized flavor punch into a recipe. I love my morning coffee with Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Chocolate Extract or Pure Almond Extract as they augment any morning cup of java and enrich that wonderful roasted flavor. I also love their extracts in my recipes.
This Moist Coffee Cake Muffin Recipe is a delightful morning treat–or a great snack after dinner. It’s the perfect portion to welcome guests while you visit or host the holidays.
Moist Coffee Cake Muffin Recipe Topping
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup toffee bits
- 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter (4 tablespoons), softened
- 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Coffee Extract
Combine ingredients in a small bowl and set topping mixture aside.
Moist Coffee Cake Muffin Recipe for Muffins:
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place 18 paper liners into two standard cupcake tins; set aside. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk to blend and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add butter, sugars, and vanilla extract. With a handheld mixer, beat on medium-high speed until incorporated, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Reduce speed to low. Add dry ingredients one-half at a time alternating with sour cream, beat after each addition; scrape sides of bowl as needed. Do not overmix the batter.
Fill each liner with 2 heaping tablespoons of batter then evenly place a heaping tablespoon of topping on batter. Firmly press topping into the batter with finger tips. Some of the topping should be visible.
Bake until done about 15-17 minutes. Serve muffins warm. To cool, carefully place muffins in 2 (9 x 13 inches) pans and cover with plastic wrap; set aside to cool. Make sure the wrap does not touch the muffin tops; this method of cooling will make delicious Moist Coffee Cake Muffins.
Makes 1 1/2 Dozen
Bake up a batch of these Moist Coffee Cake Muffins and celebrate the flavor and indulgence.