Chocolate orange cardamom muffins with honey citrus glaze

After careful consideration I decided to go with a muffin instead of a cupcake. Actually, it was because the only cupcake liners I have left are for Halloween and Christmas and that would just never do!!


I love taking photographs of fruit! Is it taking photographs or taking pictures???


I'm really glad I discovered cardamom. I'm having fun trying to think of ways to use it in my baking.


This time I thought I'd try it with chocolate and orange. It was pretty darn good!


I topped the muffins off with a honey citrus glaze. I also tried out Trader Joe's organic powdered sugar made from pure cane juice. I has a nice golden honey color to it.


Chocolate Orange Cardamon Muffins with Honey Citrus Glaze
by theUngourmet

Printable version

makes about 14 muffins

3 large eggs
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tbsp orange zest
1/2 cup Greek style plain yogurt
3/4 cup canola oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup ground golden flax seed
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt

Spray oil muffin pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl combine the eggs, orange juice, zest, yogurt, oil, and vanilla. Whisk until combined.

In another bowl combine the flour, flax, cocoa, sugar, cardamom, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until combined.

Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir just until combined.

Fill muffins cups almost full. Bake at 375 degrees for 16-18 minutes. Cool completely before adding glaze.

Honey Citrus Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp orange zest

Combine ingredients. You may have to play around with the orange juice and sugar until you achieve a honey-like consistency.

Spread glaze on top of each muffin.

Try not to eat too many in one sitting!!

I will say that I would like to taste a richer chocolate flavor in these so I may use baking chocolate the next time. They were moist and not overly sweet. The glaze really added a nice pop of honey citrus flavor to the muffins.

Hope you all are having a nice start to your week! :0)



Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

You had me at "honey citrus glaze" - then when I saw the photos - Oh My! They look so, so good!

doggybloggy said...

the first muffin picture - I mean photo - is a winner - the composition of the frosting drips and the color are perfect!

Pam said...

Oh man, I just want to dip my finger in that glaze!

Faith said...

Your pictures are fantastic -- I wish they were edible! ;) I've never had cardamom paired with citrus, but I bet it tastes wonderful. That glaze is totally enticing!

Joanne said...

Yum yum yum. Cardamom in baked goods is just fantastic. I also love it in Indian rice. The glaze is to die for! I could lick it all up. And go back for seconds. Love the citrus fruit too!

jenjen said...

I really need to not come over here when I'm hungry. It just isn't fair. There is nothing nearly as tasty at my house :(

That glaze looks beyond amazing!


Ms Bibi said...

I love honey citrus glaze. I would pour it over everything if I could...the pictures look so fantastic

The imPerfect Housewife said...

If I used cardamom my family would look at me like I grew two heads - I'm sure they've never heard of it (savages that they are! ha ha) but when you use it, it sounds so adorable and sophisticated!! Have a good night, girl ~ ♥

HoneyB said...

They look so yummy! I'm loving the cardamon and the glaze! I put cardamon in my banana bread this last weekend...ummmm.

jacqueline said...

I am so happy you decided to make muffins. I really like muffins alot tho i have never try baking them. This looks really yummie! So glad i hope on by your lovely space today! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

KennyT said...

That glaze wows me, looks so yum!

Ginger said...

I am pretty sure that you have outdone yourself with this muffin!! That is AWESOME looking!

A Year on the Grill said...

These are photographs... more artistic than pictures... looks beautiful

Chef Aimee said...

I just want to drink that honey citrus glaze. :)

Rhiannon Banda-Scott said...

Yummmmy Kim! and great photos! They look really great :)

Velva said...

You make the most awesome cupcakes! What a fabulous flavor combination of chocolate, orange, honey and cardamom-wow!
The photos were beautiful.

Jenn said...

Muffins are good too. I love the dripping glaze running down that muffin. If one doesn't drool for that, I don't know what will.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh gosh, I've got to stop coming here (only joking) I so want to eat when I look at your creations.

Anonymous said...

These muffins sound incredible! I love the combination of chocolate and orange, and the addition of cardamom is fantastic!

Judy said...

OH WOW! this looks soooo good! I just LOVE cardamom!

Angie's Recipes said...

wow gal, the first cupcake picture was really killing me!! They look just gorgeous!

Dajana said...

I looooove those pictures of fruit. And let me tell you something, your titles make me run and see the recipes, so inviting, all the ingredients you use turn into gorgeous stuff. I'm swiching into muffin mood :)))

Fresh Local and Best said...

Your description and pictures are mesmerizing!

Claudia said...

I think I will surprise my family with these. They are just too enticing to resists. And also love the fruit photo/pictures! You drew me in!

Sophie said...

MMMMMM,...I always love all of your lovely & apart muffins with glazes on top of them!!

This recipe is an extremely good one!

A Joyful Chaos said...

So delicious! Thanks for sharing.

teresa said...

i want to eat it, but i also don't want to ruin something that looks so pretty! what a fantastic muffin!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! This name alone makes me want to eat one of these right now. What a fabulous recipe!

Bellini Valli said...

I love muffins because you get just the right amount of swewetness without going overboard by having an entire cake on hand....delish!

Julia said...

This muffin is lovely in arrangement. I mean the drizzled glaze with a chocolate orange must be one of the perfect combos made just for me.

Your photography has always been really excellent. I've noticed for a long while and should have said so before.

ck said...

chocolate and orange...what a lovely combination.

The Blonde Duck said...


WhisperingWriter said...

Now I need a muffin..

Katy ~ said...

Honey citrus glaze.....oh my! It might not even make it to the muffins.

prashant said...

They look so, so good!

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Julie said...

Beautiful, drool-worthy pics! Sounds delicious :)

Joanne said...

Yum. Nice pictures. I like cardamom, but it's only good in small amounts :) I'll try this recipe as soon as I get oranges. Thank you for sharing!

In Christ,
Joanne in MO

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