Seriously chocolatey chocolate muffins

by admin on July 31, 2010

Sometimes a girl just gotta eat chocolate. Don’t ask me how or why – that is just the way it is. The day I made the muffins pictured above was one such day and although I had already bought blueberries to whip up some  blueberry muffins, my chocolate craving forced me to ransack the kitchen cupboards. The result was a big piece of chocolate with 74 % cocoa which I, with the help of a little flour, some butter and a few other ingredients, turned into these delicious chocolate muffins.

These muffins are seriously chocolatey as, in addition to the chocolate mentioned above, I added cocoa powder and coffee. Some of the chocolate was melted into the dough and some was chopped into chunks and added to the dough just before going into the oven. Don’t be alarmed by the latter if you’re not a coffee fan. The muffins wiel not taste of coffee at all, but the bitterness of the coffee (similar to that of the chocolate) will enhance the chocolate flavor in the best way possible making these muffins taste even more chocolatey.

The muffins right after coming out of the oven

Notice the melted chocolate from one of the chocolate chunks (YUM)

Finished of with a quick frosting and sprinkled with chocolate

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter
  • 100 g good quality chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbsp instant coffée
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 125 g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tbsp coco powder
  • 110 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan.

Mix butter, one third of the chocolate and instant coffée in a saucepan and melt on the hob. When melted take off the heat and add the milk.

Whip egg and sugar until light and fluffy. In a bowl mix cocoa powder, flour and baking powder and fold it into the egg mix. Add the melted butter and chocolate mix with the rest of the chopped chocolate. Put the dough into muffin tins and bake in the pre-heated oven for 12 – 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the muffins comes without any dough sticking to it.

Decorate the muffins with a simple frosting of a few spoonfuls of icing sugar with one or two teaspoons of hot water. Put on the cooled muffins and sprinkle with chopped chocolate or chocolate swirls made with a potato peeler.


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