Chocolate Chip Muffins

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An absolute classic, this Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe is excellent for special treats, afternoon tea, and bake sales. It’s hard to go past the double hit of chocolate cake studded with chocolate chips.

An absolute classic, this Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe is excellent for special treats, afternoon tea, and bake sales. It’s hard to go past the double hit of chocolate cake studded with chocolate chips. The secret to keeping them light and fluffy is to not over mix the batter when combining the ingredients together. For an alternative, you could try white chocolate chips too.

CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS

Makes: 12 regular muffins       Difficulty: Easy

EQUIPMENT:

12 hole muffin tray
Cupcake cases
Stand mixer/electric mixer

INGREDIENTS:

2 large Eggs
200g Caster Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
130g Plain Flour
50g Cocoa Powder
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 pinch Salt
160ml Unsalted Butter, melted
120g Chocolate Chips
120ml Whole milk

METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius (150 degrees fan-forced; 340F). Line a 12-hole muffin tray with patty cases. Set your kitchen timer for 25 minutes.

Add the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla extract to the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat with a paddle attachment on medium speed until pale and fluffy.

Into a medium bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Stir until the ingredients are evenly combined.

With the beaters on low speed slowly pour in the dry ingredients and the milk. Beat until the ingredients are well incorporated.

Use a spatula to gently stir in the melted butter and chocolate chips.

Spoon the batter into each patty case until two-thirds full. Check the oven has reached the correct temperature, then place the tray on the middle rack of the oven. Bake until the top of the cake bounced back when lightly pressed and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. If not, add another 5 minutes to the timer then check again until fully cooked.

Remove tray from the oven. Let the muffins cool in the tray for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

BAKING TIPS:

  • Muffins will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Recipe adapted from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook

Chocolate Chip Muffins
Chocolate Chip Muffins
An absolute classic, this Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe is excellent for special treats.
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Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
12Muffins 15mins 25mins 45mins
Servings Prep Time
12Muffins 15mins
Cook Time Passive Time
25mins 45mins
Ingredients
  • 2 Eggs
  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 130 g Plain Flour
  • 50 g Cocoa Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 160 g Unsalted Butter melted
  • 120 g Chocolate Chips
  • 120 ml Full Cream Milk
Servings: Muffins
Units:
Ingredients
  • 2 Eggs
  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 130 g Plain Flour
  • 50 g Cocoa Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 160 g Unsalted Butter melted
  • 120 g Chocolate Chips
  • 120 ml Full Cream Milk
Servings: Muffins
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius (150 degrees fan-forced; 340F). Line a 12-hole muffin tray with patty cases.
  2. Add the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla extract to the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat with a paddle attachment on medium speed until pale and fluffy.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Stir until the ingredients are evenly combined.
  4. With the beaters on low speed slowly pour in the dry ingredients and the milk. Beat until the ingredients are well incorporated. Use a spatula to gently stir in the melted butter and chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon the batter into each patty case until two-thirds full. Check the oven has reached the correct temperature, then place the tray on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 25 minutes approximately. When ready, the top of the cakes bounce back when lightly pressed and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Remove tray from the oven. Let the muffins cool in the tray for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe Notes
  • Muffins will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Potassium 138mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 23g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 9%
Calcium 3%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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