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Mocha Delight

Toffee Mocha Muffins
2 cups flour
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
2 to 4 tablespoons instant espresso powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
For topping:
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon instant coffee
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup toffee bits
1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
Powdered sugar for dusting, if desired

14 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into 1/2-ounce pieces
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, broken into small pieces
1/2 cup water
4 tablespoons instant coffee
2 tablespoons cocoa, sifted
5 egg whites, separated
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons sugar
Heat 1 inch of water in the bottom half of a double boiler
over medium-high heat. Place all of the chocolate, water,
instant coffee and cocoa in the top half of the double boiler.
Heat for 6 to 7 minutes, stirring the mixture until smooth.
Set aside and keep at room temperature until needed.
Place egg whites and heavy cream in the bowl of an
electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment; add cream of
tartar and whisk on high speed until soft peaks form, about
1 minute. Continue to whisk while gradually adding sugar.
Beat until stiff, about 30 to 45 seconds.
Fold 1/2 of the egg white mixture into the melted chocolate mixture, stirring until combined, then fold in the remaining egg white mixture. Pour into mugs or small dessert
bowls.
Serve slightly cooled or near room temperature. Mixture
will be thick when set. Note: We made extra whipped cream
to serve with ours, added a dash of instant coffee expresso
powder and a fresh raspberry before serving.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper
muffin cups.
In a large bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, sifted
cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, baking
soda and salt.
In a small bowl combine the melted butter, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Pour the butter mixture into the
flour mixture and stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Do not overmix. Divide the batter evenly
among the muffin cups.
For the topping: In a small bowl combine the flour,
instant coffee, brown sugar and toffee bits. Cut the butter into the mixture using the back of a fork until it is
coarse and crumbly. Sprinkle about a tablespoon of the
mixture over each unbaked muffin.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted
into the center comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a
wire rack to cool for 5 minutes before removing the muffins to the rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered
sugar, if desired.

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