2 ago. 2011

Chocolate Muffins

One of my favorite (and one of the easiest) chocolate muffins recipes, really easy to make and the touch of honey gives more intensity and sweetness to the chocolate flavoring.
My niece asked me to bake muffins for her two weeks ago and she's a chocolate lover like me so it was the perfect excuse for us adults to indulge in fresh, homemade baked goods. I absolutely love to bake for others to enjoy but hey, I also like to enjoy some muffin and a cappuccino from time to time... ;-).

Note: the recipe calls for 50g of chocolate drops but I highly suggest you to use around 75g and you'll get more rich and moist muffins.


Chocolate Muffins

Ingredients
(makes 16-18 muffins)
125g butter.
250g sugar.
1 tbsp honey.
2 eggs.
250g flour.
2 tsp baking powder.
60g pure cocoa powder.
200ml milk.
50g chocolate drops.

Directions
Preheat oven to 180ºC.
Beat butter, sugar and honey. Add in eggs and beat until soft and creamy.
Mix flour, baking powder and cocoa in a separate bowl and sift it into the batter.
Pour in enough milk to make the mixture gets soft yet not too liquid (200ml is the perfect quantity in my honest opinion).
Gently stir in the chocolate drops and mix well, do not overbeat, that way chips will not sink to the bottom. A god tip to make sure your chocolate drops will be evenly spread throughout your cake/muffin is to dust them with flour right before you are ready to add them into the mixture.
Pour the mixture into cupcake liners and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
Take the cupcake pan out and let it set 5 minutes, finally remove them from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Decorate with some sprinkles by simply spreading a tiny bit of apricot jam over the top to avoid the chocolate sprinkles falling off the muffins.







16 comentarios:

  1. YUMM! these look so delicious and totally easy to make! i'm definitely going to try this out for my next sunday brunch!

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  2. These muffins look just..perfect! As in 'i can hardly believe you made them' kinda perfect :) The crumb looks divine also and i cant wait to try out this recipe next time i make some muffins, really gorgeous! oh and your photography...i love :)

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  3. Lesley: thanks a lot for your comment! Would love to see your muffins if you try this recipe! They are perfect for a relaxed sunday brunch at home. :-)

    The Procrastobaker: thanks bunches for your nice words! *blushes* I love photography and I also love baking so it's a perfect way to combine both of my passions. As I said, they're really easy to make yet very tasty!

    Jazzy: thanks a lot darling!

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  4. YUM YUM YUM!! A la porra la dieta, por lo que veo... :D

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  5. Laura: jaja, dieta? Qué es eso?? :-p. Pues sí, estas vacaciones nos estamos portando bastante mal...no tenemos remedio!

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  6. These muffins look soooo amazing!
    I follow you because the things you make look so delicious :)

    xxx

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  7. They look so so yummy! I might just have to try them <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thanks/Dank je for the follow Ruby! Your blog is really awesome and has lots of beautiful pictures! :-)

    Lidiya: thanks a lot! Let me know if you try them some day! :-) I'm following your blog, it's so cool!

    xoxox

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  9. ¡Geeemmaa! Te acabo de nombrar oficialmente mi repostera preferida y aquí tienes la prueba (aquí: http://believeinfaerytales.blogspot.com/2011/08/faerys-first-award.html) en forma de award. ¡Muchísimas gracias por tus súper recetas, no sé qué haríamos tod@s sin ellas! :)

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  10. Hi^^ I made these today, and its really delicious! although my muffins did not look as beautiful as yours, the recipe is definitel a keeper! thank you so much<333

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  11. Laura: wow! Muchísimas gracias! Qué bien, es mi primer award como bloggera! jeje, qué honor que tb hayas escogido a TDLYS entre tus galardonados! Un besazo!!!

    Aini: Really? Oh that's so awesome! I love it when my readers try the same recipes! Thanks a lot for being so nice to me! xoxox

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  12. they look appealing! :9 will definitely try this. <3

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  13. Oh they look so good. If only I could have one now...

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    talking all things French

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  14. Love!!! they are delicious :D
    pass to my blog and follow :D
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  15. Thanks girls for all your comments! Haven't been very active the past weeks but now I'm back with lots of new recipes and ideas! :-)
    xoxox

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