Raspberry Lamington Muffins (Steam Oven Method)
Tender, raspberry-studded muffins get fancy dress with a chocolate glaze and coconut sprinkles. These one-bowl muffins are simple and much loved.
Servings: 12 muffins
Make the muffins
Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C, combination steam setting. If your oven has variable steam/humidity control, use 30% (if not, don't worry! Just set to combi steam at the correct temperature and the oven will figure out the humidity for you). Line a 12-hole muffin pan with cupcake cases (line all 12 holes if you’d like smaller muffins).
Put the oil, sugar, yoghurt and egg into a bowl and whisk to combine. Add the baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk again.
Working quickly, as the baking powder and soda will now be activated, fold through the flours and then the raspberries.
Divide the mixture evenly into the prepared pan, and bake until the muffins are risen, craggy and golden, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Glaze and top the muffins
Make the chocolate glaze by mixing the icing sugar, cocoa and oil together in a small bowl with 1-2 tbs warm water, until the mixture is smooth and pourable, about the texture of thick cream. Too thick and it won’t stick to the muffins, too thin and it’ll run off. Put the coconut in another small bowl.
Take the cooled muffins and one by one, turn them upside down and dip the tops into the chocolate glaze, allowing any excess to drip back into the bowl. Dip them into the coconut so it sticks to the glaze, gently tapping off any excess before turning right side up.
These are best served the day they’re made, although they’ll keep in an airtight container for a day or so at room temperature.
I am trying to cut down on sugar in many of my baked goods, without impacting flavour or texture too much. Here, I’ve dropped the sugar quantity from the original recipe by about a third. The small amount of chocolate glaze makes up for any lost sweetness, and I like the counterpoint of a less sweet muffin. If you’re trying to cut down on refined sugar, I think coconut sugar or honey might work here, too.
I’ve tested these with straight up white flour and with a mix of half white, half whole-wheat/wholemeal. The whole-wheat ones are my favourite, but use whatever you prefer.
You will have a little chocolate glaze and coconut left over, but if you make less it’s hard to dip and roll the muffins in such a small quantity. If your coconut still looks ‘clean’ after you’ve dipped the muffins in it, you can keep it for another use.
Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg