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Festive Muffins

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Something spicy for Christmas that isn't a mince pie and on the lighter side.


Serves: 10-12 muffins

  • 5 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3½ ounces softened butter
  • 5½ ounces soft dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 fluid ounces boiling water
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 orange zest
  • instant royal icing (or glace icing)


Festive Muffins is a community recipe submitted by loup and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Pre-heat oven to Gas 6
  • In a large bowl mix flour, baking power, bicarb, spice and salt. In another bowl cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time to the butter mix and mix well.
  • Beat into the butter and egg mix 1/3 of the flour and 1 tbsp of soured cream and mix.
  • Repeat until all the flour and cream are used up. Put water, chocolate and coffee in a pan and heat until the chocolate has melted.
  • Fold this into the cake batter along with the orange zest. Don't be tempted to beat it. It is a very thin batter. Pour into muffin cases and bake for 20-30 minutes.
  • Cool and decorate with chosen icing. Enjoy.
  • Additional Information

    Keep well in an airtight container, that's if they last that long.

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