If you love chocolate, you'll love these chocolate chocolate muffins. We make them with cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips, so they'll satisfy even the most serious chocoholics.
The key to these chocolate muffins is, after we fold the chocolate chips into the batter and fill up the muffin pan, we sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top before baking.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (260 grams)
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1¼ cups whole milk
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus 1/3 cup additional chocolate chips for sprinkling
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
- Combine the milk and the melted butter. Then add the oil, and finally whisk in the beaten eggs and stir in the vanilla extract
- Thoroughly grease and flour a muffin pan (or better yet, you can use paper muffin liners).
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ones and mix no more than ten seconds. The batter should be visibly lumpy. That's OK! It's extremely important not to overmix the batter, or the resulting muffins can be hard or misshapen.
- With a rubber spatula, gently fold 1 cup of chocolate chips into the batter. Don't overwork the batter.
- Carefully spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan (you can use a small ladle or even an ice-cream scoop).
- Finally, sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips onto the tops of the muffins, and transfer to the oven immediately.
- Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Remove pan from the oven and let the muffins cool for five minutes in the pan. Then remove the muffins from the pan and let them cool another five minutes on a wire rack.
TIP: The dry and wet ingredients, respectively, can be mixed in advance, but as soon as the wet and dry ingredients have been combined with each other, the liquid will activate the baking powder and the batter needs to be baked right away.
*Makes 12 to 18 chocolate chocolate muffins.