Chocolate muffins – my favorite recipe

Delicious chocolate muffins

I personally love baking, and I’ve been doing that a lot lately. My latest obsession is muffins. So simple, and so tasty. I thought I’d share the recipe with you guys, as it’s something I think a lot of you can appreciate. Maybe you too are on a baking spree? Or maybe you want to try something new. Well, here comes my recipe for delicious chocolate muffins

The ingredients you need to make chocolate muffins

To make the chocolate muffins you need a few ingredients. Most of the ingredients are things I already have in my pantry, so that’s another reason why it’s one of my favorite recipes. I can kinda make it whenever I want. Even though I try to eat healthily on a daily basis I treat myself to some baked goods from time to time. Especially lately, with everything going on. 

Well, here we go…

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Chocolate chips

How to do it…

The first thing you should do, even before you prep all the ingredients, is to turn on the oven. It should be 200 degrees C. Prep the muffin cups so that they are ready for the batter. After that, you’re ready to start making muffins! Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, ¾ cup chocolate chips, and the cocoa powder in a large bowl. Mix it all together and then in another bowl, you should add the egg, yogurt, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Whisked that till smooth, and then you should pour the liquid mix into the chocolate mixture and stir until the batter is blended perfectly. After that, you just need to fill the muffin cups and put the last chocolate chips on top. 

The final stretch

When the oven is ready you just need to pop in the muffins for about 20 minutes. Do the toothpick check (try to stick one in the center of one of the muffins) and when it comes out clean they are ready. The toothpick check is something my mom thought me when I was a child… But it never fails. I recommend that you let the muffins rest for about 15 minutes when you’ve taken them out of the oven. And of course, remember to enjoy them with another person… Either someone in your family, a close friend, or maybe your partner? I will share them with my roomie, and I know she’ll be super happy. 

My favorite chocolate muffins

Make a yummy topping

The last tip I have, that I sometimes do to just make it EXTRA tasty… Is to make a chocolate sauce to top the muffins with. You just need ½ cup of milk, ⅓ cup of butter, ⅜ cup of cream (35% fat), and ¾ cup of chopped, plain dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)… Heat the milk and cream in a pan and bring to a boil. When you have removed it from the heat you should add the chocolate and then stir until the chocolate is melted. The butter should be beaten until soft and then you should gradually add the chocolate mixture into it. Let it cool a bit and then add it on top of the muffins and get ready to enjoy!

– E