Tuesdays With Dorie: Coffee-Break Muffins

I really, really loved the batter for these. I always love batters and doughs, usually more than the finished product, but this was special. Really good.

The muffins? Eh. Not so much.

They were wonderful warm, but at room temperature they were kind of blah. (Which, oddly, is the opposite of what Dorie says in the recipe.)

Luckily, I made them for my mother’s surprise birthday party, for which Ben made a chocolate birthday cake with peanut butter icing. Spread some peanut butter icing on these things and they’re golden.

I also chopped some milk chocolate and threw that into one batch, and that was pretty amazing — although still not great at room temperature.

I made them as minis and baked for 12 minutes.

And that’s really all I have to say. Sorry! Go see what all the other Tuesdays With Dorie bakers did with these, and if you want to try them yourselves, Rhiani of Chocoholic Anonymous, who chose these for us all to make this week, will have the recipe for you.

Bonus shot: The birthday cake Ben made — all by himself — for my mother!

8 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: Coffee-Break Muffins”

  1. Tia Says:

    crazy cake! it’s a pb cup lover’s dream!
    this week I made mine into coffee cake with chopped chocolate bars on top! Tia @ Buttercreambarbie

  2. Peggy Says:

    These aren’t my favorite muffins either because I’m not a coffee fan. However the coffee lovers near and dear to me liked them a lot.

    What a wowzer cake!

  3. Jeannette Says:

    too bad you didn’t love these muffins. at least you can thicken up that batter and eat it by the spoonful ;)

  4. Michelle Says:

    Holy mama does that cake look good! Bummer on the muffins..Oh well you can’t love everything!!

  5. Rhiani Says:

    I love batters and doughs too! I’m glad you at least enjoyed them while they were warm, and chocolate always makes things better :)

  6. pamela Says:

    I think the muffins were really pretty tasty with chocolate in them. Love that cake!! Seriously fabulous.

  7. Ben Says:

    Thanks for the comments on the cake, guys. It was fun to make, and delicious, to boot!

  8. breaking bad Says:

    breaking bad

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