Chocolate and orange are two flavors that go so well together. I’m reaching into my recipe box for one of my fav chocolate muffins and turning them into mocha muffins. Adding a simple orange streusel to top for a delicious chocolate mocha orange combination.
As mentioned, this chocolate muffin comes from a cookbook favorite I found years ago in the form of a muffin cookbook, specifically a quick bread.
The picture sure looked amazing so I decided to try it.
Mocha Muffin Batter
The batter is super chocolaty and light and incredibly moist as the recipe is made with cream cheese and buttermilk. You could make a meal just eating the batter alone! Yum!
With a few upgrades to the recipe from the original, coffee flavoring is added to enhance the chocolate and provide the mocha accent. Sweetness comes from the citrus orange topping that finishes it off.
Back when I worked in corporate catering, I made a delish and light orange and chocolate cookie. It was at that time, I learned just how wonderful those two flavors are together!
Not only are these mocha muffins good on their own, but giving it a little dusting of orange streusel on top just gives it another punch of flavor that marries perfectly with chocolate.
Fresh orange zest gives this streusel starburst flavor intertwined with butter, sugar, and flour for added sweetness and a bit of a fruity kick that rounds out this delectable treat.
Perfect for any time of the day.