Wednesday 12 August 2015

Chocolate Muffins

My big kids love anything chocolates ...
Baked these quick & easy warm chocolate muffins for our brekkie :D

Recipe adapted from Joy of Baking, below my slightly modified version as I've halved the recipe and reduced the amount of sugar.

Chocolate Muffins:
Yields 6 muffins
50g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg
100g buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
110g all-purpose flour
30g unsweetened cocoa powder
60g light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
65g milk or semisweet chocolate chips (I used chocolate chips)
Snow powder for dusting (optional)

Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. (I adjusted my oven to 180ºC). Position rack in center of oven. Butter the muffin pan, or line with paper liners.

In a large measuring cup or bowl whisk together the melted butter, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.

In another large bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together : flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Fold in with a rubber spatula and stir only until the ingredients are combined. Do not over mix the batter or tough muffins will result.

Evenly fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter using two spoons or an ice cream scoop.

Ha ha ! A patch of brown !
Bake for about 20 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, it's done. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Dust with some snow powder (a touch of make-up ... hee.. hee .. "white foundation") ... Enjoy !

Happy baking ^-^ !

This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (August 2015 : Brown Sugar and Molasses) organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Jess from Bakericious.


  1. Hi Karen,

    You are so funny calling the icing sugar the white foundation... No need make up lah... These chocolate cupcakes are as good as it is :D


  2. I agree with Zoe. The chocolate cupcake is already good on its own. Having said that, can I have 1 please? :)

  3. Karen, I have tried this recipe and I love the chocolate muffins!

    1. yeah ! ... I was told to bake these chocolate muffins again :D

  4. Hi Karen,
    Same with my kids, anything with chocolate, bound to bring a smile! Your muffins looks so chocolaty good...even without the " white foundation"!! :)

    1. Ha ha ... just adding some foundation to beautify them :D

  5. Hi Karen, these cupcakes would sure be a big hit around our house. Take care!

  6. Hi Karen, you can count me in. I too love chocolate, especially dark chocolate! Yummy chocolate cupcakes, 1 for me please!

  7. Who could say no to a chocolate muffin? Sounds so good!


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