• 250 grams (2 cups) flour
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) bitter chocolate
  • 200 grams (7/8 cup) milk
  • 120 grams (1/2 cup) butter
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 10 grams (2 teaspoons) vanilla sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 6 grams (1 1/2 teaspoons) baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon cognac (optional)

Chocolate glaze

  • 80 grams (2.8 ounces) bitter chocolate
  • 80 grams (1/3 cup) all-purpose cream
  • 20 grams (1 1/2 tablespoons) butter


  • Mixing Bowls

    Use a deep bowl to prevent splashes and ensure even mixing.

  • Electric Mixer

    Essential for beating the butter and sugar to a creamy consistency.

  • Muffin Tins

    Opt for non-stick tins or use paper liners for easy removal.

  • Wire Rack

    Important for cooling your muffins evenly and quickly.

  • Microwave or Double Boiler

    For melting chocolate without burning it. A microwave's short bursts of heat or a double boiler's gentle steam both work well.


Step 1

Heat the milk and dissolve the coffee in it. Pour hot milk over the chocolate, broken into pieces. **Mix until smooth** and let cool slightly. Dissolving the coffee in milk helps enhance the chocolate flavor in the muffins.

Step 2

Separately, sift the flour with baking powder.

Step 3

Beat softened butter with sugar, vanilla sugar, and salt. **Add the egg** and continue beating until combined. Make sure the butter is softened to ease the mixing process.

Step 4

Alternately, introduce the flour and milk mixtures in parts and knead the dough.

Step 5

Fill the molds for 3/4. **Bake the muffins** in a preheated oven at 356°F (180°C) for 15–20 minutes until a dry toothpick comes out clean. Let the muffins cool on a wire rack. Do not overfill the molds to avoid spilling.

Step 6

Pour the chocolate broken into pieces with hot cream. **Mix until smooth** and add butter. Let the glaze cool slightly and cover the muffins with it. Allow the glaze to cool a bit so it thickens and sets nicely on the muffins.

Step 7

Store the muffins in the fridge. Take them out of the fridge 15–20 minutes before serving. This will bring them to a nice room temperature, enhancing their flavor and texture.


🎉 These muffins are perfect for any occasion! Serve them warm, with the chocolate glaze slightly melted, and watch your guests swoon with delight. For a touch of elegance, dust some powdered sugar over them, and garnish with fresh berries 🫐 or a mint leaf 🌿. They pair wonderfully with a steaming cup of coffee ☕ or a glass of cold milk 🥛.

For a more indulgent treat, serve the muffins with a scoop of vanilla ice cream 🍨 and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Need a quick dessert for a dinner party? Plate them with a side of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chopped nuts for added texture and flavor. Your guests will never guess how simple this impressive dessert is to make!


Gluten-Free Option: 🔄 Replace the regular flour with a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. Ensure your baking powder is gluten-free, and double-check your other ingredients to avoid any hidden gluten sources!

Vegan Option: 🌱 Swap the butter for a plant-based option like coconut oil or vegan margarine. Replace the milk with almond, soy, or oat milk 🥛, and use a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 2.5 tablespoons water) instead of the regular egg. Finally, double-check that your chocolate is dairy-free!


  • How can I prevent my muffins from sticking to the pan?

    Use non-stick muffin tins or line them with paper liners. Additionally, lightly grease the pan or liners with a bit of oil or non-stick spray.

  • Why did my muffins turn out dense?

    This can happen if the batter was overmixed. Mix just until the ingredients are combined to keep the muffins light and fluffy.

  • Can I freeze these muffins?

    Yes, these muffins freeze very well! Let them cool completely before placing them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.

  • Do I need to adjust the baking time for mini muffins?

    Yes, mini muffins will bake faster. Check them at around 10 minutes with a toothpick; if it comes out clean, they are done.

  • How do I achieve a perfectly smooth chocolate glaze?

    Make sure your chocolate and cream mixture is thoroughly melted and whisked until smooth, and add the butter once it's off the heat to give it a shiny finish.

  • Can I add other flavors to the muffins?

    Absolutely! Feel free to add extracts like almond or orange, or mix in some nuts, dried fruits, or even a bit of zest for a personalized touch.

Nutrition facts

Coffee & chocolate muffins
Recipe Yield:12 muffins
Calories:Approximately 250-280 calories per muffin
Calories (Min - Max):250 - 280
Total Fat:14g
Saturated Fat:8g
Total Carbohydrate:30g
Total Sugars:18g