Friday, January 24, 2014

Miss Mable's Double Chocolate Muffins

I get nervous if there isn't something chocolate to eat in the house, and I'd been wanting to try a new recipe from one of my tea room cookbooks, so this week I decided to make these easy and decadent Double Chocolate Muffins!

During my year of cooking out of tea room cookbooks in 2013, I had mentioned the book "Family Recipes from Miss Mable's Tea Room," a book I purchased as a souvenir when a girlfriend and I visited this Tennessee tea room some years ago before it closed. Several readers commented that they liked that book but they also liked a second cookbook from Miss Mable's, "The Pleasures and Treasures of Taking Tea at Miss Mable's Tea Room." Naturally, I couldn't rest 'til I got my hands on a copy of it as well.

Now, is it a betrayal if I enjoy a muffin made with coffee as I'm sipping tea? I hope not, because all I can tell you is that the two types of chocolate AND the addition of brewed coffee made for an especially rich tasting muffin! Give these a try sometime and see if you agree.

Double Chocolate Muffins

1-1/2 cups plain flour
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
3/4 cup chopped nuts (I used hazelnuts)
3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used mini-chocolate chips because I think they disperse better in baked goods)
1 cup cold coffee
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons melted butter

Combine flour, salt and soda. Add sugar, cocoa, nuts and chocolate chips and combine. In separate bowl, combine the liquid ingredients. Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ones and combine well. Spoon batter 2/3 full into paper-lined muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes or until muffins have risen slightly. Yields about 15 muffins.


  1. Yum! Double chocolate sounds doubly good!

  2. These would do for a chocolate fix! I just baked chocolate cupcakes and they're certainly doing the trick!

  3. These look like the perfect "chocolate fix" for you. I use several recipes from this book, also a souvenir from a visit to Miss Mable's.

  4. These look yummy - wish I could simply grab one off that plate!

  5. Coffee is a pretty common ingredient in really good brownies, so I imagine it wouldn't be the first time someone eats a treat with coffee in it at teatime!

  6. Have to chuckle, I know what you mean about getting nervous if there isn't anything chocolate in the house. These sound very good!

  7. sounds good!
    I have been printing recipes and realized almost all of them have been chocolate, hummmm? I think Winter heading to Valentine's is the best time for chocolate.

  8. They look delicious and coffee does enhance the taste of chocolate. I'll enjoy yours vicariously because I'm presently counting every calorie I put into my mouth!

  9. Those look so delicious! The cookbook looks wonderful too.
    Thanks for the recipe, Angela.


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