Friday, January 4, 2013

Double Chocolate Muffins



Chocolate Muffins are always a hit !  I made these to go with a Valentine's theme, because I think Valentine's Day {after the love you part} has to have chocolate and flowers.

These stayed moist and it seemed as if the chocolate {the chocolate chips}wanted to ooze out with every bite.

I mentioned before, I do not like to bake and decorate cupcakes - they are very finicky, it has to be mixed with more care than a muffin, and needs to be decorated/frosted, call it as you wish, nicely.

Muffins is really mix, a little stir and bake. No icing or whatever is needed. Roy and the two boys kept referring to the muffins as cupcakes, so I had to explain the difference - they did not really get it or cared what it is supposed to be called ... all they wanted to do was finish all 12 off in record time !

The Chocolate Heart shape is not necessary, but if you did not see my post on how to make the shapes quickly {without melting chocolate} you can read about it HERE.

Double Chocolate Muffins

{12 Muffins}

1 3/4 cups Flour
1 t Bicarbonate of Soda
1 cup Caster Sugar
1/4 cup Cocoa
100g Butter, melted
1 Extra-Large Egg
1 cup Plain Yoghurt
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 t Vanilla Essence
3/4 cup Chocolate Chips, divided

White Chocolate Hearts to decorate, optional
Edible glitter to decorate, optional

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C (400 deg F) - Line a 12 hole muffin pan with paper liners.
2.) Sift the Flour, Bicarbonate of Soda, Caster Sugar and Cocoa together in a large bowl.
3.) Beat together the melted Butter, Egg, Yoghurt, Milk and Vanilla Essence - fold into the Flour mixture, but do not overmix.
4.) Add 1/2 cup of the Chocolate Chips to the batter and stir through - spoon mixture into the prepared muffin pan and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips over.
5.) Bake 12 - 15 minutes - remove and cool completely on a cooling rack.

If you do want to add the White Chocolate Hearts, wait only a few minutes for the muffins to cool slightly and whilst still warm, top with a Heart and sprinkle with Edible Glitter.

Again, great for Valentine's Day ! but feel free to enjoy them anytime, especially on blue Mondays - almost a guarantee that you will think it is close to Friday {whink}




Ciao for now,


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16 comments:

  1. I love the heart on top! These muffins look adorable and tasty!

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  2. Chocolate is always a winner in my book :) Love the little hearts on top!

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    1. As always, thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I look forward to seeing what you share this week :)

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  3. I love chocolate! I must try these. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These look really good.. I chose them as my Dare to Share Feature of the Day!. Thank you so much for linking up.

    http://www.pamspartyandpracticaltips.com/2013/01/double-chocolate-muffins-feature-of-day.html

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  5. Stopping by to visit. Saw you on Earning My cape super link party.
    Dawn
    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

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  6. URM,,,,,,,,,,,,yum! Found you at 52 Mantels, off to find you on Pinterest!

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  7. What a great muffin, Linda! Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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  8. Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your inspirational craft project with our Crafty Showcase last week! You rock!

    We can't wait for you to stop in and share more of your ideas with us. The Crafty Showcase is open from Friday midnight until Thursday noon! http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/01/12/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-15/

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Susie @Bowdabra

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  9. These are super yummy and pretty looking. so what is caster sugar?!?! I apparently don't cook enough...

    Thanks for linking up!

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  10. Yum! I'm sure the yogurt makes them extra light and fluffy, too!

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  11. Linda, these are pretty freaking cute for someone that doesn't like to decorate:) Chocolate cupcakes are always my favorite!

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  12. Ha! At first glance, I thought they were cupcakes! So yummy! I really like the heart in the center!!! Thanks for linking up to One Creative Weekend!

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  13. Just the way Valentines should be - SWEET!
    Thanks for sharing over on Tutorial Thursdays.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  14. YUM YUM YUM! Please come link it up at our new Pinterest party: http://mummydeals.org/pinteresting/

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