Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The Most Delicious Chocolate Muffins


Children in Need brought out some of the baking skills in me last week, as we held a bake sale in our school to raise money for the excellent cause. I baked some chocolate muffins, because who doesn't like a bit of chocolate?! It turned out they went down really well; so I wanted to share the recipe with you!

Ingredients
175g of butter
165g of caster sugar
115g of self raising flour
50g of cocoa powder*
4 tablespoons of boiling water
3 eggs
1 and a half teaspoons of baking powder

Directions

I just wanted to make a note here that I found this recipe worked best when I had an electric whisk on hand rather than a wooden spoon, however they still did taste lovely when I did make them without an electric whisk!

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases. Mix the cocoa powder and the boiling water together until smooth. Then add the butter and sugar and mix until it is all blended together. Next, sift in the flour and the baking powder into the mixture and mix until no flour can be seen. Finally add the eggs one at a time, taking care to beat the mixture well after each addition to stop the batter from becoming curdled. Evenly divide the mixture between the cases; there will be quite a bit of cake batter in each case due to them being quite big, and bake for 10 minutes.

I left them to cool for a while, and after that I cut out a circle in the middle of the cake and stuffed them with chocolate spread which also made them taste really good!

I hope you enjoy the recipe, and please tell me if you tried and liked them!

*This depends on how chocolatey you want the muffins, the original recipe stated 40g, but I added more as it was for school!

8 comments:

  1. I love baking, although, I find it more enjoyable in winter as it's not so hot. I'll have to try out this recipe sometime :)

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    1. I do hope you enjoy the recipe! x

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  2. Those muffins look amazing! I love how you photographed them. You're photos of food always looks so beautiful. I need to know your tricks! How do you do it?

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    1. Thank you! I will maybe put a post up soon about it?! x

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  3. Yes yes yes! I agree with Sophie. x
    You NEED a post on how to photograph food. I fail miserably at it. ;)
    ~ Sanjana
    peridotcove.blogspot.com

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    1. Okay, okay I will post a food photography post! <3 xx

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  4. These muffins look so good! My mouth is watering for them now haha~
    I'm going to try this out next weekend, thanks ^^
    Minae ♥ MinaekeiLatest Blog Post!

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    1. Your welcome - I hope you enjoy! x

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