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Chocolate muffins

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Speedy chocolate muffins
  • Serves: 12

  • Prep time:

    (includes 10 mins cooling time)
  • Cooking time:

    (may take 5 mins longer)
  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips


Everyone loves freshly made muffins and these quick and simple chocolate muffins with delicious chocolate chunks are made in just four easy steps.


  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 175g caster sugar (or 125g caster sugar and 50g muscovado sugar)
  • 175ml milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 100ml mild olive oil (can use sunflower oil if too strong-flavoured)
  • 75g plain chocolate chunks
  • 1-2tsp vanilla extract

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goodtoknow user, Rebecca says: 'I make muffins for a living and this is how I would make chocolate muffins. I've tried and tested this recipe and it makes the muffins really delicious.'


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C (375F, gas mark 5).
  2. Line a 12-hole deep muffin tray with paper muffin cases.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder; stir in the sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and mix lightly together.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cases. Bake for approximately 20 mins or until golden and springy to the touch. Cool for 10 mins; transfer to a wire rack and leave until cold.

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I make these al the time there particular good if you add mashed banana

pete - cakemaker

What do you mean by ' beating the eggs separately with the vanilla, milk and oil ', and also do you mean you added some of the dry mixture to the wet then stirred a bit, then added some more wet mixture to the dry then stirred some more, till it is all in ?


These are great! Easy and quick to make!!


can you use butter instead of oil or can you use vegetable oil? x


Quick and easy recipe and they look and taste great. Thanks for sharing


lovely recipe xxxxx


I've just made these and my kids loved them. Very easy and great result (see photo :) ). Very happy mummy! Thank you


Would it be possible to make these as cupcakes? If so, what quantities would be needed and how much would the cases needed to be filled with?


I make them with 200g of Blueberries, leave out the cocoa powder and add 25g more self raising flour. They are super delicious, the kids love them.

Charlotte Gunn - Editor

Love this tip Maya!

Charlotte Gunn - Editor

On the middle shelf is the ideal spot for them - hope that helps!

Darren Little

Where in the oven would you suggest placing the muffin mix, they came out okay on top but were still glupy on the bottom..


very quick and easy, need a little pimping, will try them with orange zest next time orange and chocolate is the best combi


I've made these loads of time. So easy and quick I'm just making them now or tea. As a treat I put a lump of white choc sticking out of the top which melts and drops into the centre....I now have reputation for them at work fund raisers!


Have made these muffins absolutely loads and loads of times and they are floolproof. These were made for my son's cake stall in school and had orders for more the next day! Many thanks for a fab recipe. Keep them coming!


great kids loved them. easy, fast and not at all messy to prepare

Charlotte Gunn - Editor

Hi Maria, you don't need to put them in the fridge, but we do advise putting them on a wire rack to cool.

MAria DOt

Why do we have to put the muffins in the fridge after we have baked them?

Natalia McIntosh

Love this recipe, the one and the only! Quick and always a success, my daughter loves the gooeyness of the cakes

Cristina Dirnea

I love this recipe, my muffins never looked so good and they are really yummy. As usual at a new recipe I add something that I like and here I added some ground of coconut and some ground of almond - they are muffinlicious ^_^ Thank you so much for sharing! xoxo, Cris

Jeanette Hughes

first time on here, just made these with my 2 year old grandson, licking the bowl, had great fun, fantastic recipe

Maya K Jones

try replacing 100ml of the 175ml of milk with cherryade or coke it makes them nice and sticky and absoloutley delicious

Natasha Lawton

These are awesome - I have been sneakily adding 1 grated zucchini to the mix....makes them super moist!! Today I am icing them with green peppermint whipped ganache for my sons birthday - looking forward to tasting them!

Jolene goodtoknow Editor

Yes. They'll keep well for 3-4 days in an airtight container


How long do these last? could they be made few days in advance?

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