Muffins and Cofee - The Perfect Combination recipe for Evening Tea

Feb 08, 2019 Obiaks
Coffee makes it possible to get out of bed, cupcakes make it worthwhile.
Coffee is not a substitute for energy, energy is a substitute for coffee. Coffee is let's face it far more reliable than men. Everyone knows how important coffee is to kick start our day. Being a coffee lover I have tried all kinds of coffees from all across the world be it a latte, espresso, cappuccino, ice blended, white chocolate, black coffee but the Cuban coffee has my heart. It is served in a small cup and is two times stronger than the American coffee. The coffee is brewed the same way and sweetened with sugar along with several spoons of milk.
Coffee for the west is like tea for the east. Everyone needs coffee to keep them moving. People hang out and order coffee. People are on the go they order coffee. People stay in and make coffee. With coffee comes countless eatables that go well in the taste. Coffee is a delicious drink to sip along with food. Here are a few deadly combos
    Fruits with stones; plum, apricot, peaches, avocado etc. either fresh or used in baked products
    Berries
    Chocolates; white, black Belgium, Swiss etc.
    Cookies; chocolate chip and raisin oatmeal cookies are most famous
    Biscotti; almond biscotti are a classic whereas chocolate, cherry, and other flavors are also worth trying
    Chocolate dipped fruits especially cherries are considered a great treat with coffee
    Chocolate fudge brownies
    Fruit tarts taste exceptional with dark roasted Belgium coffee
    Croissants
    Donuts
    Cinnamon Buns
    Waffles
    Cakes; chocolate and coffee flavors are classic other flavors to try are buttercream, orange, carrot, vanilla, red velvet etc.
    Scones; commonly paired with tea are not very popular with coffees but they taste great either they are unflavored or fruit scones or maple raisin scones.
    Coffee bread
    Muffins; blueberry, classic, chocolate chunky etc.
    Crepes; apart from the sweet Nutella or berry crepes, savory crepes with meat, cheese, herbs, and vegetables are mind-blowing when paired with coffee
    Eggs and sausages
    Bacon
    Pancakes
    Omelets
    Oatmeal
    Toasts; grainy treats like toasts and cereals also pair well with coffee
    Quiche

And many other possible options that must have been missing from the list. But of all the combinations there is a very deadly combo and that would be coffee with muffins.
Though every muffin in the world is perfect if you have a sweet tooth. And though it is the safest and the perfect combination to have, it might get tricky sometimes to decide which muffin to pair up with which coffee. As there are as many flavors of muffins as there are of coffee. So we bring you some of the best pairs tried and tested in the world.

The perfect pairings
    Latte with an orange and dark chocolate cupcake
    Espresso with pistachio-flavored cupcake
    Chocolate cupcake goes well with black coffee
    The classic blueberry cupcake with a macchiato
    Cappuccino tastes best with a double chocolate cupcake
    Americano and red velvet cupcakes go hand in hand
    Latte also pairs best with black forest
    Frappe can be enjoyed with a walnut cupcake

Here is a recipe that will make your evenings perfect. The recipe is for Cuban coffee along with a moist chocolate cupcake.

Cuban Coffee
Prep time: 08 min
serving: 02
Ingredients:
    Water
    2 tbsp. granulated sugar
    Ground coffee Cuban style
Instructions:
    Add water to fill the bottom of your Moka Pot
    Add coffee to fill the top of the filter and level it using a knife or your finger
    Attach the filter to the pot
    At a medium flame heat the Moka Pot
    Allow the water to boil in the pot
    Meanwhile, add one tbsp. of sugar in each cup
    Add one tbsp. of coffee with the sugar and mix well till it forms a thick paste
    Pour the remaining brewed coffee into the cups and serve.

Chocolate cupcakes
Prep time: 30-45 min        
serving: 12-14 cupcakes
Ingredients:
    cup flour
    teaspoon baking powder
    teaspoon baking soda
    cup cocoa powder
    2 eggs
    1 cup sugar
    A pinch of salt
    cup oil
    cup milk
    Vanilla essence
Instructions:
    Ore heat the oven at 350 degrees
    Line the cupcake tray with cupcake liners. It is suggested to line up two cupcake trays as the mixture can make up to 14 cupcakes
    Mix all dry ingredients i.e. flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and sugar in a bowl until well mixed and set aside
    Now whisk the eggs and vanilla essence in another bowl until smooth
    Add half of the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients along with half of the milk and whisk well. Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients by adding the leftover milk and eggs to the batter
    Scope or spoon the batter in the liners halfway so that they don't spill while baking
    Bake for 18-20 minutes or until they are well done. You can insert a toothpick inside a cupcake and consider them done if the toothpick comes out clean
    Allow to cook and then serve with your choice of frosting

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