Thursday, April 26, 2012

The best chocolate muffins

I spent some time recently to try different chocolate muffin recipes. Main requirements to the chocolate muffin - it should be soft, it should have a lot of butter as an ingredient, I want to feel the chocolate with all my senses. This is the first recipe which meets the criteria - that's why I call these muffins the best chocolate muffins. Yes, I know, tastes differ, but believe me, it is a good and easy recipe. Two little tips: Take care not to overmix the batter; use a flexible spatula to gently fold ingredients together. Take care also not to overbake the muffins - they should remain soft in the middle. 

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (120 g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 8 halves of walnuts
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
Sieve flour, cocoa and baking powder. Melt butter. Chop chocolate into small pieces.
Beat egg, sugar and vanilla sugar until white. Add yogurt and melted butter. Mix well with a spatula and add the flour mixture. Mix again, add the chopped chocolate. Grease a nine-cup muffin tin and line with cupcake papers. Fill muffin tins three-quarters full - they will puff in the oven. Put a half of walnut on top of each muffin and bake for 20 minutes. 
Let muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes and enjoy.

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