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Chocolate muffins recipe

Chocolate muffins recipe

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Bake a batch of this fluffy chocolate muffins recipe, studded with melting chunks of dark chocolate, for a crowd-pleasing bake - pack up for picnics or save for an afternoon treat. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 235 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 225g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 150ml buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
No self-raising flour? Add 2 tsp baking powder for every 150g plain flour

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    6g 9%
  • Saturates

    3g 16%
  • Sugars

    20g 22%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 37.7g Protein 5g Fibre 0.9g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Put the flour, 3 tbsp cocoa, the baking powder and sugar into a large bowl. Stir to combine and create a well in the middle. 
  2. Mix the remaining cocoa powder with 4 tbsp boiling water. Pour into the well with the eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla extract. Mix with an electric hand whisk or wooden spoon until just combined and smooth.
  3. Stir through 75g chocolate. Divide the mixture between the cases and scatter the remaining chocolate over the top. Bake for 15-20 mins or until an inserted tip of a knife comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tip: Try not to overmix the muffin batter as this will make the muffins tough – it is better to undermix and leave a few streaks of flour than to overmix. You only need to mix until the ingredients are just combined and smooth.

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