Chocolate muffins recipe

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  • Nut-free
serves: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 25 min
Cooking: 30 min
(may take 5 mins longer)

Nutrition per portion

Calories 326 kCal 16%
Fat 11g 16%
Carbohydrates 37g 16%
  -  of which Sugars 22g 24%
Protein 4g 8%
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  • This classic chocolate muffin recipe will make perfectly soft and rich in chocolate flavour muffins every time, so you can rest assured they will be a success with your friends and family.

    This chocolate muffin recipe makes 12 regular sized chocolate muffins and will take about 55 mins to prepare and bake, so you can dig into these lovely little treats less than an hour from when you set off baking.

    These chocolate muffins are ideal served cold with a cup of tea or warm drizzled in custard or with a scoop of ice cream for dessert. Or if you’re particularly indulgent, swap your morning cereal for one of these muffins with a handful of blueberries, raspberries and chopped strawberries on the side. Or you could even enjoy as a bake-off treat with this medley of berries topped with a squirt of cold whipped cream.

    If you’ve been wondering how to make chocolate muffins from scratch, this easy muffin recipe is so simple to try. Looking for things to do with kids this weekend? You could even get the kids to help you make these. They are that simple to bake and they’ll love the experience!


    • 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 (or you can use sunflower oil if too strong-flavoured)
    • 75g plain chocolate chunks
    • 1-2tsp vanilla extract


    • Preheat the oven to 170C, gas 5. Line a 12-hole deep muffin tray with paper muffin cases.

    • Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Stir in the sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and mix lightly together.

    • 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 to cool completely.

    Top tip for making Chocolate muffins

    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.'

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