When it comes to baking, muffins are one of my favorite type’s of recipes to make. Muffins are super versatile and there are thousands of different recipes out there. You can make them as a little side dish, as a snack or as a super-licious dessert. Check out this recipe from our friends over at Nielsen-Massey. It will make approximately 1 1/2 dozen muffins.
Moist Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe
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.
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
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 batter.
Fill each liner with 2 heaping tablespoons of batter then evenly place a heaping tablespoon of topping on batter. Firmly press topping into 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.