Filter Coffee Muffins

I love baking with coffee (there are quite a few recipes on the blog) but I also love a good, strong cup of coffee to start the day or to pick me up during a long day. Or sometimes just to keep me warm when it’s cold outside 🙂

Growing up in Delhi, we only got regular instant coffee and I was never a big fan. As the coffee shop craze grew, I became a cappuccino person. But once I moved to Hyderabad, I was introduced to the marvelous world of filter coffee! South Indian filter coffee is something else! When made right, it is strong, delicious, fragrant and super comforting. These muffins try to take that feeling and translate it into dessert.

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Funfetti Cupcakes

I’m not a big fan of plain vanilla cakes. While they can be delicious, I find them a wee bit plain. However, a lot of my friends and family love good ol’ vanilla cake. And since I’m nice I bake it for them 🙂 But every now and then, I try ways to modify it slightly so that while the overall goodness and simplicity of the vanilla is the hero, there is still a little something extra to the dessert (like the colourful muffins). Funfetti (or sprinkes) are another such way to amp up basic vanilla muffins. And so colourful too 🙂

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