Mocha Crumb Muffins

19th February 2019

This delicious recipe contains Cafédirect’s Machu Picchu ground coffee which has hints of chocolatey undertones and combines it with Fairtrade sugar, chocolate and vanilla to make a delightful batch of Mocha Crumb Muffins. A tasty way to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight!

INGREDIENTS (makes 12)

For the Mocha crumb topping:

  • 175g Fairtrade caster sugar
  • 175g Fairtrade light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Divine cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Cafédirect Machu Picchu ground coffee
  • 110g plain flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 75g unsalted butter melted

For the Muffins:

  • 150g plain flour
  • 150g Fairtrade light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Divine cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Cafédirect Machu Picchu ground coffee
  • 4 Divine Cappuccino Chocolate bars (35g each), chopped into 1cm pieces
  • 100g Greek yoghurt
  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • 3 large free range eggs
  • 1 tsp Fairtrade vanilla extract
  • A dusting of Fairtrade icing sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or Gas Mark 4.

2. Make the crumb topping. In a large bowl, combine the sugars with the cocoa powder, ground coffee, flour and salt. Add in the melted butter and stir until just combined. Don’t overmix. The mixture should come together in large clumps. Set aside.

3. To make the muffins, in a separate bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and ground coffee.

4. Break up your Divine Cappuccino Chocolate bars and add them to this mixture.

5. Add the yoghurt, oil, eggs and vanilla extract and mix until just combined.

6. Spoon out the muffin batter into 12 muffin cases about halfway to the top.

7. Press the set-aside crumb topping into the top of the muffin batter to ensure it stays put when it is baked. Combined, the batter and the topping should reach ¾ of the way to the top of the muffin case.

8. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool before removing from the tin.

9. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

10. Muffins should keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.

Recipe created by Erik Houlihan-Jong.


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