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Turn on the oven and enjoy something scrumptious with these super easy chocolate muffins!

  • Serves12
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, (+ cooling time)
Chocolate muffins

Ingredients

  • 175g butter, softened, chopped
  • 175g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup (200g) brown sugar
  • 3 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 1/3 cup (200g) self-raising flour
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup (65g) choc chips

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Method

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole, 1/3-cup (80ml) muffin pan with paper cases. Place the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Cook, stirring, for 1-2 mins or until mixture melts and is smooth. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat.

  2. Step 2

    Add eggs to the chocolate mixture and beat with a wooden spoon until well combined. Add the flour, cocoa powder and half the choc chips and fold until just combined. Spoon mixture into paper cases and top with remaining choc chips.

  3. Step 3

    Bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centres comes out clean. Transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Chocolate muffins recipe

Muffins are wonderfully versatile, ranging from sweet to savoury and wholesome to indulgent. And if indulgent is what you are looking for, allow us to introduce you to the chocolate muffin. These pleasingly dense chocolate muffins really lean into the theme, with dark chocolate, cocoa and choc chips all providing layers of chocolate flavour. Choc banana muffins are perfect to serve for brunch or morning tea, or as part of a special afternoon tea spread. The rich flavours go well with a coffee, but are also just as good with a cup of tea. The chocolate chips on top are a crowning touch that make these a striking gift, too, perfect for a chocolate lover. They’ll also be popular at bake stalls. 

How to make chocolate muffins

Just a few ingredients and a bit of mixing and you’ll have a tray of muffins and a kitchen that’s redolent of chocolate – what could be better? To ensure your easy chocolate muffins are as delicious as they can be, do a bit of prep. 

It’s important to use good-quality dark chocolate and choc chips here – your muffins are only as good as their ingredients. We also recommend you use Dutch process cocoa powder such as Nestlé Plaistowe Cocoa or Cadbury Bournville Cocoa as opposed to ordinary cocoa powder. It has a smoother, more intense chocolate taste. It’s important not to use natural cacao powder in baking unless the recipe specifies. This is because its acidity hasn’t been neutralised, so it will react with leavening agents such as baking powder.

Take your butter and eggs out of the fridge and allow them to come to room temperature. Room temperature butter will ensure your butter and chocolate melt evenly. Room temperature eggs are better than cold eggs from the fridge for baking. They’ll mix more evenly in your batter so that you don’t over-mix, creating a stodgy texture; and your batter will rise better as the muffins cook.

Preheat the oven to 180ºC and line your 12-hole, 1/3-cup (80ml) muffin pan with paper cases. If you don’t have paper cases, grease each hole well with butter.

Place the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, stirring until melted. Ensure the water isn’t touching the bowl. Once melted, stir in the brown sugar then the eggs, moving quickly so the eggs don’t scramble in your warm chocolate. Add the flour, cocoa powder and half the choc chips and, using a wooden spoon, fold the mixture gently until just combined. Spoon it evenly among your muffin pans and sprinkle over the rest of the chocolate chips.

Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the muffins have risen and a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean. 

Let them cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack. These easy chocolate chip muffins are delicious still warm, with the choc chips melted. Heaven! 

Chocolate muffin ideas

These muffins are heavily geared towards the chocoholics among us, but a little chocolate proves a delicious addition to plenty of other muffins, too. Using this recipe as your base, experiment a little. Eschew the dark chocolate and mash a couple of over-ripe bananas and add them to the batter for choc-banana muffins. Or, leave out the cocoa powder, replacing it with two tablespoons of self-raising flour and adding a teaspoon of vanilla for vanilla-choc muffins.

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Chocolate muffins

Chocolate muffins
  • Serves12
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, (+ cooling time)
Ingredients
  • 175g butter, softened, chopped
  • 175g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup (200g) brown sugar
  • 3 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 1/3 cup (200g) self-raising flour
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup (65g) choc chips
    Description

    Turn on the oven and enjoy something scrumptious with these super easy chocolate muffins!

    Method
    1. Step 1

      Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole, 1/3-cup (80ml) muffin pan with paper cases. Place the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Cook, stirring, for 1-2 mins or until mixture melts and is smooth. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat.

    2. Step 2

      Add eggs to the chocolate mixture and beat with a wooden spoon until well combined. Add the flour, cocoa powder and half the choc chips and fold until just combined. Spoon mixture into paper cases and top with remaining choc chips.

    3. Step 3

      Bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centres comes out clean. Transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.