Monday, May 23, 2011

Lots of Chocolate Chunks Muffins

"I don't like muffins but I like these"...this is my husband's cynical comment about these muffins.

These chocolate muffins were indeed very moist. Being a chocolate lover, the half-melting dark chocolate inside the warm muffins tasted like paradise to me and the baked white chocolate gave the muffins a nice creamy caramel taste. 

These muffins tasted the best when they were freshly baked but we couldn't finish all at one go. Here's a tip to share...we placed our leftover muffins in microwave with high power for 10-15 sec and the warmed muffins were as yummy as the freshly baked one. How do I live in a world without microwave ovens?

I would regard this muffin recipe being one of my best recipes and would love to submit this post to the Aspiring Bakers #7 – Chocolate Delight (May 2011) hosted by DG to pass on this wonderful recipe to all aspiring bakers.

 
 

Check out what's inside these muffins...
I love the half-melting chocolate inside these warm muffins...so yummy.

Here's the recipe from BBC GoodFood 101 Cakes and Bakes (with my modification in blue)

Make 11-12

250g plain flour
25g cocoa powder
2tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (replaced with baking powder)
85g dark chocolate, broken into chunks (I used 70% cocoa solid dark chocolate)
85g white chocolate, broken into chunks
100g milk chocolate, broken into chunks (replaced with 70% cocoa solid dark chocolate)
2 egg, beaten
284ml soured cream (replaced with 320ml thickened cream)
85g light muscovado sugar (replace with brown sugar)
85g butter, melted (replaced with 60g Alfa one Spread, soften - not melted)

Preheat fan forced oven to 180°C.
Grease or line the muffin tin. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and chocolate (I sifted flour, cocoa and baking powder together and add chocolate into the sifted flour mixture)

In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, soured cream (thickened cream), sugar and butter (I whisk the sugar and Alfa one spread separately first until the sugar dissolves into the mixture, then I add the cream and egg mixture into the sugar mixture gradually). Add the soured cream mixture (thickened cream mixture) to the flour mixture and stir until just combined and the mixture is fairly stiff, but don't overmix.

Spoon the mixture into the holes to generously fill each muffin cup.

Bake for 20 min until well risen. Leave in the tin for 15 min as the mixture is quite tender. Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

Happy Baking

34 comments:

  1. Woooow! Those things are loaded with chocolate. I could lick the computer screen right now.

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  2. Wow! The chocolate chunks and melting chocolate inside. This is so tempting!

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  3. Goodness, Zoe! These muffins look incredibly good! I would want a cup of cold milk to go with these! I wish you could pass these over the cyber waves right onto my table! :)

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  4. Wah!sooo many chocolate!Excited to see the last photo,love the melting chocolate come out from the inside.

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  5. Omg, those muffins looks fabulous..yumm!

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  6. OMG, What a vision. The melted choco oozing out of the cup cake. Love the clicks. Thanks for sharing the recipe Zoe. Bookmarked.

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  7. I would really love this.....Those photos make my crazy!

    Kisses,
    Rita

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  8. HAHA Zoe.........those chunks of chocolate and not forgetting the melted onessss...
    I feel like having chocolates again!! Thanks to you..hehehehehe..

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  9. wow, these look seriously good!now i'm seriously needed a bite at these!

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  10. Love these chunky muffins. Definitely a chocolate lover's dream to dig into them. chunks of dark chocolates work so much better than chocolate chips since they melt nicely into chocolate pools when baked.

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  11. Oh dear!!! Oh dear!!! Gorgeous and yummy muffins... Look at that ooey gooey chocolate and the chunky ones too...

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  12. Wouw simply irresistable!

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  13. OMG these pics are amazing and I'm sure the muffins too! LOL

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  14. Explosion of chocolate goodness..ahh I love it Zoe!!! Beautiful and mouthwatering!!!

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  15. Oh wow! Large chunks of chocolate. Looks so mouthwatering. I hear you about life without microwave. I recently realized that it is best to caramelize sugar with microwave as it avoids overcooking it.

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  16. wow, very chocolatey definitely..
    i am drooling right now..
    the melted chocolate really made me want to make some chocolate cake right now..hehe

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  17. I like the look of the melted chocolate in the muffins. It's late here but I would love to have one of these for breakfast tomorrow :)

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  18. What lovely muffins! I am sure your kids are all over them!:p

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  19. I belong to the same category - "lots of chocolate chunks" please!

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  20. the generous serving of chocolate chunks in these muffins got me drooling Zoe!!

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  21. These are just absolutely loaded with chocolate and I love it!

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  22. Passei para conhecer seu blog e suas receitas e adorei, são ótimas, super caprichadas e bem apresentadas. Vou seguir, se desejar venha me conhecer também, será muito benvinda. tenha uma boa semana. Um abraço, Marta.

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  23. That gooey chocolate makes me want one NOW! :)

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  24. Omg! Looks so good!!! The oozing chocolate...slurps!!! Thanks for sharing. =D

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  25. this is probably a chocoholics dream come true! haha. and this also reminds me of a lava/fondant choc cake with oozing choc...hmmm. i try to minimize my use of microwave but it's hard - coz its way too useful ;)

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  26. oh my! I want these for breakfast and dessert!

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  27. Zoe, this is seriously chocolatey! yummilicious! :P

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  28. Mmm...this looks so good! I can easily see why this is one of your best recipes!! There's so much chocolate!

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