Thursday, May 19, 2011

How to make the Perfect Chocolate Muffin

Okay, so we can call it a muffin but we all really know what it is—a  cupcake in wolf’s clothing.  I know what you are… *muffin* trying to disguise yourself as health food!—and yet I fall for you every time!
So go ahead and alter the recipe.  Add in some flaxseed and some wheat germ.  Substitute applesauce for sugar but I would stick to this recipe I found online.  (I would include link—I always like to site my source  but I can’t find the link anymore-eep.) 
On a random side note—the actual site was laden with ads from Jillian Michaels.  I found that very amusing.
Ingredients you need…
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
2/3 cup  milk
2/3 cup  butter
4 oz semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease 6 extra large muffin tins or cups (I use cupcake liners) or 12-15 medium cups.
  • Beat the eggs with sugar, mix with flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla and milk.
  • Fold in the melted butter.
  • Add chocolate chips; coat them with flour( I use unsweetened cocoa powder) before mixing into the batter.
Bake at 350 degrees until a until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes for XL muffins, about 20 minutes for medium size muffins.
I would alternate  folding in the wet and dry ingredients—and remember not to over stir.  You want your muffins fluffy.
018 This face says – Are you really letting me eat this *before* dinner?
021 Hoorah!  Yes I get to eat this before dinner and I will get every last crumb.

022036041Pictures of the muffin—taken outdoors for better light—I know I know.  No comments necessary on that factoid.   054 056

A few pictures of my little man—working in the kitchen.  He wants to help.  A little blurry but such a cutie pie.

1 comment:

  1. OMG!!! I love chocolate anything! I will be trying this recipes very soon.

    Love your pink kitchen ;->

    Janet xox