January 23, 2010

Chocolate Muffins

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem



So you know I have a thing for chocolate cupcakes and a little something with muffins, so it'd only make sense to combine the two: chocolate muffins. How are they different from a cupcake, you ask? All the sturdiness and subtle-sweetness of a muffin with the specks of rich chocolate and deep flavors of cocoa from a cupcake. A perfect balance to me!



Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Muffins

  • 3/4 of a stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used chips and it worked fine)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk (regular 2% did the job for me!)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter or spray the 12 molds in a regular-size muffin pan or fit the molds with paper muffin cups. Alternatively, use a silicone muffin pan, which needs neither greasing nor paper cups. Place the muffin pan on a baking sheet.
Melt the butter and half the chopped chocolate together in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water; or do this in a microwave. Remove from the heat.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract together until well combined. Pour the liquid ingredients and the melted butter and chocolate over the dry ingredients and, with the whisk or a rubber spatula, gently but quickly stir to blend. Don't worry about being thorough—a few lumps are better than overmixing the batter. Stir in the remaining chopped chocolate. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin molds.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until a thin knife inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool 5 minutes before carefully removing each muffin from its mold.

10 comments:

  1. I think my sister would like hearing about this one! =) Jazakillah for sharing! =D Btw, which bittersweet chocolate do you use? Is Nestle morsels okay to use in thisss? =)

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  2. Wa iyaaki, hope she likes it :) I usually use Bakers chocolate squares but was totally out of everything and used Nestle semi-sweet chips instead!

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  3. This looks yummy. What is a stick? How many grams?

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  4. Butter is sold by the stick (8 tablespoons) or 1 lb blocks here. I was able to find that 1 stick of butter is roughly equivilant to 113 grams. Hope that helps!

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  5. These melt in your mouth, ever thought about adding caramel?

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  6. chocolate heaven!

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  7. Apa! Great idea! Will make for you as soon as you come visit inshallah :) love you!

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  8. I did it and it was very yummy! Thank youuu! :)

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  9. I've just gone through your entire blog and saved some recipes to try out insha Allah.
    You really have a great blog and awesome recipes.

    Best of all, you don't do the fancy pancy photography that makes the recipe seem to perfect for any odd Joe to do... :)

    Thank you.

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  10. So happy you tried and liked them, DSK!

    FatisRecips: Jazakillah khair! My goal is to find and share simple recipes that any home cook can make. Glad that shines thru in my pics too!:)

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