Remember those little cakes Nick and I had the other night?
Well, that recipe is actually a muffin recipe.
More specifically, Clare’s Cappuccino Muffins.
So, who is Clare?
You might remember me talking about those Coffeehouse Mystery books I’ve been hooked on lately – Clare Cosi is the main character in the series!
I have fallen in love with these books for a lot of reasons – they’re easy to get into, there are little tidbits about coffee woven into the stories, there are recipes at the end of each book(!), and they each make me want to own/run a coffee shop and solve crimes ;)
I’ve tagged almost every recipe at the end of every book, but I finally decided to make these muffins the other day.
In Cleo Coyle’s Decaffeinated Corpse, Clare Cosi actually baked these muffins and served them to a "suspect" in the book right before she interrogated him.
If these muffins were good enough to get someone to talk in the book, I knew they’d be a hit in our house.
Plus, they have coffee in them – what could be better?
Unfortunately, I can’t post the recipe, because it is copyrighted to Berkley Publishing Group and permission is needed to reprint it, but I can tell you that Nick and I loved them!
I can also tell you that this recipe can be found in Cleo Coyle’s Decaffeinated Corpse…and that each book is worth getting and reading.
The best thing about making these muffins was the smell while they were baking.
Chocolate + coffee, baking away in the oven? It was hard waiting for these to cool down enough to eat, let alone frost!
I think the only things to make these even better?
A cup of coffee and a chocolate covered espresso bean on top.
Let’s just say that half the batch is already gone ;)