Monday, April 9, 2012

Two kinds of Chocolate Muffins

Triple Choc Muffins

Choc-chip Jaffa Muffin
I would rate muffin "top in my baking" as it is quick to make and it generally use less oil or butter.  It also has less sugar if you omit the icing.  When I don't want to make anything too fancy, I would make muffins to feed my hungry kids.  These two kinds of chocolate muffins are so easy and simple to make.   I have been falling in love using buttermilk in my baking lately as it gives the cake such a soft and moist texture.  Am I biting into the cloud? Oh, it must be the chocolate cloud, LOL!
1. Triple Choc Muffins
(make 12)

1 3/4 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup dark Choc Bits
1/2 cup white Choc Bits
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk OR 1 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon vinegar
2/3 cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 200c.  Line 12-hole muffin pan with paper cases.
  2. Sift flour and cocoa into the mixing bowl, stir in the sugar and Choc Bits.  Then stir in beaten eggs, buttermilk and oil.  Do not over mix, mixture should be lumpy.
  3. Divide the misture into paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes or when the skewer comes out clean when insert into the cake.
  4. Stand cake in pan 5 mintes before turning, cool the cake onto the wire rack.

2. Choc-Chip Jaffa Muffin
(make 12 large or 16 small muffins)

2 1/2 cup self-raising flour
100g cold butter, chopped finely
155g caster sugar (1 little more than 2/3 cup)
1 1/4 cup buttermilk OR 1 1/4 cup milk mixed with 1 1/4 tablespoon vinegar
3/4 cup dark Choc Bits
2 teaspoons grated orange rind

  1. Preheat oven to 200c. 
  2. Rub butter with flour in a mixing bowl until resemble crumbs.  Stir in sugar, buttermilk and egg.  Don't overmix as mixture should be lumpy.  Stir in Choc Bits and rind.
  3. Divide the mixture into muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean when insert into the cake.
  4. Cool cake at the wire rack.
Source: Adopted and modified from the cookbook "Easy baking", published by The Australian Women's Weekly.


  1. Being chocolate lovers, we won't resist any foods that have chocolate inside! Both muffins look very delicious.

  2. i can't decide which i like more so I will just take both please:)

  3. Veronica, I hardly ever make muffins, or cupcakes...the inspiration you give me makes me want to go out in the kitchen right now, and start up a batch of these delicious chocolate muffins!
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. MMM deliciousness!! I wanna try the chochip java muffin!

  5. Yes, I love using buttermilk too. And sourcream and yogurt as well. They add softness and wonderful texture to cakes. Delicious muffins you have here, Veron. I'm a choc fan, so give me these muffins anytime anyday!

  6. These both sound delicious. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took sometime to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary