Calamansi Muffins

Recipe: Calamansi Muffins

Fact: I am obsessed with Real Coffee’s calamansi muffins.

I really make it a point to have some whenever I go to Boracay. I’ve also asked quite a few friends to bring boxes of the stuff home for me when they go. I knew that it was only a matter of time before I tried making these muffins myself. I finally did, and they were good.

After searching online, I decided to use’s calamansi muffin recipe. I was hopeful from the moment I read this recipe, which promised to be just like my favorite island snack. The good news is that I was not disappointed.

Calamansi Muffins
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I honestly don’t think that the finished product tasted exactly like the calamansi muffins from Real Coffee. These, were lighter and softer, which to me means that they were actually better. Hooray! Notice that I speak of them in past tense? That’s because they’re all gone.

There are, however, two things I think I will change next time I make these. First, I’ll do away with the paper liners and just make them directly in a greased muffin pan. This is how they do it in Real Coffee, and I feel that this will make the bottoms of my muffins a little crustier. 

The other change I plan to make is to use brown sugar instead of white.


Calamansi Muffins
Yields 12
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  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 2 pcs eggs
  4. 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
  7. 1/4 cup milk
  8. 1/4 cup calamansi
  1. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine milk and calamansi.
  2. In a third bowl (yes, lots of washing afterwards,) cream butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add eggs one at a time to the sugar mixture, and mix well.
  4. Add the milk mixture, followed by the flour mixture. Mix until well blended, but don’t over mix.
  5. Distribute batter evenly into paper-lined muffin cups or a non-stick muffin pan.
  6. Bake in preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 18-23 minutes.
Adapted from
Adapted from
At Home With MrsC


I feel like this recipe would work well with lemons, too. When I do make a lemon version, I’ll add some zest into the batter along with the lemon juice.

I’ll probably wait a few days before I make another batch, though, coz this one disappeared far too quickly. These muffin experiments are making us all extra fat. :p

Do you bake? What are your favorite recipes? I’m always looking for something new to try.

About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

20 thoughts on “Recipe: Calamansi Muffins

  1. You know I also tried this recipe last year and I was actually excited to create it for our family dinner. I was even bragging to my mom and dad that it’s a close hack as it’s written. But the muffin’s calamansi taste turned out pretty bland. And we were all disappointed. So agree with you on this one, it doesn’t match to Real Coffee’s. πŸ™

  2. Perfect to try at home! My husband loves anything with a hint of sourness. πŸ™‚

    I love baking. πŸ™‚ I used to make batches and batches of chocolate mousse cake back then. You can use whatever choco cake recipe for the bottom layer. And the mousse is, basically, just bittersweet chocolate, coffee, gelatin, cream and an optional coffee liqueur.

  3. Parang type ko sya gayahin kasi matagal na akong nagki crave sa lemon pie (malayo ba? ) I am imagining how this will taste like e hindi mahilig sa kalamansi ang mga anak ko pero ako, ok sakin to.

  4. I can’t say I’ve tasted Calamansi muffins before but I’m imagining lemony cupcakes? Close? Anyway, I so envy you for having so much time to bake for family nowadays. I miss doing the same.

  5. The only “baking” I’ve ever done recently are the Maya taster oven mixes! Haha! Any recipes for baking cakes or pastries in a turbo broiler? : )

  6. Wow, I’d love to make this! If only we had an oven… hay. By the way, maybe you should start a food business someday since you really have been cooking up a storm. πŸ™‚

  7. I just bought calamansi last grocery run. I might just try this recipe this weekend. I made carrot cake and cuppies for the last two weekends so this will be a nice change ?

  8. this reminds me when we made candies from the peelings of the calamansi as a science project before. This looks good, another addition to recipes I need to try. Thank you!

  9. I was about to ask if it will go well with lemons since we don’t have calamansi in my area. Then I saw what you wrote that it can go well with lemons. =) I love making cupcakes and this one is a very interesting recipe.

  10. I’ve tried the famous Real Coffee Γ‘nd Tea Cafe Boracay calamansi muffins and I also tried to make my own calamansi muffins and like you I prefer yung homemade ko. hehehe! Love your own dapat. But in our house, ako lang mahilig sa calamansi muffins so bihira ko gawin. πŸ™‚

      1. You can share your calamansi muffins with me! Hahaha … I love calamansi muffins but I don’t know why those made it Boracay taste delicious as compared to the ones available in Manila. I do bake although haven’t tried calamansi muffin yet. Also, like you guys, solo flight ako at home when it comes to anything citrussy…

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