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If there's one sweet treat I'm not sure can be beaten, it's a good ol' slice of chocolate cake. Not necessarily the Matilda style stuff (no shouting 'You can do it, Bruce!' here) but a nice soggy-bottom free slice that can be popped into a lunch box, taken on a picnic or eaten with a sugary cup of Earl Grey...

...and I guess that's where the charm of the chocolate muffin lies. It's a happy mix between a sponge, cupcake- and when made like this, a brownie (no, I'm not sure it gets better either). Now, I know these little bad boys aren't overly technical- they probably could be smoother, a little fluffier and a bit lighter- but they are so quick and easy to make that they pretty much equate to the perfect Sunday afternoon lets-make-something-for-the-week snack, and it doesn't get sweeter than that.

You will need:
- 50g Dark Muscovado sugar
- 110g Melted plain chocolate
- 225g Self raising flour
- 1tsp Baking powder
- 225ml milk
- 4 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- Choc chips!
2
1. Sift in the flour, sugar, Vanilla extract and baking powder into a big bowl until combined. Add in the egg, melted chocolate, sunflower oil and milk and mix until smooth (yes, it's really easy).
3 2. Spoon your smooth mixture into some muffin cases until about 1/2-3/4 full (allowing space to rise) and pop into the oven at 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes until well risen and firm (I always recommend doing the clean knife/cocktail stick test here too- read: inserting into cake, and if it comes out clean, it's done- if it's dirty it's not) but try not to burn them! ; ) 4
3. Leave to cool for a bit, before tucking in!

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If there's one sweet treat I'm not sure can be beaten, it's a good ol' slice of chocolate cake. Not necessarily the Matilda style stuff (no shouting 'You can do it, Bruce!' here) but a nice soggy-bottom free slice that can be popped into a lunch box, taken on a picnic or eaten with a sugary cup of Earl Grey...

...and I guess that's where the charm of the chocolate muffin lies. It's a happy mix between a sponge, cupcake- and when made like this, a brownie (no, I'm not sure it gets better either). Now, I know these little bad boys aren't overly technical- they probably could be smoother, a little fluffier and a bit lighter- but they are so quick and easy to make that they pretty much equate to the perfect Sunday afternoon lets-make-something-for-the-week snack, and it doesn't get sweeter than that.

You will need:
- 50g Dark Muscovado sugar
- 110g Melted plain chocolate
- 225g Self raising flour
- 1tsp Baking powder
- 225ml milk
- 4 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- Choc chips!
2
1. Sift in the flour, sugar, Vanilla extract and baking powder into a big bowl until combined. Add in the egg, melted chocolate, sunflower oil and milk and mix until smooth (yes, it's really easy).
3 2. Spoon your smooth mixture into some muffin cases until about 1/2-3/4 full (allowing space to rise) and pop into the oven at 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes until well risen and firm (I always recommend doing the clean knife/cocktail stick test here too- read: inserting into cake, and if it comes out clean, it's done- if it's dirty it's not) but try not to burn them! ; ) 4
3. Leave to cool for a bit, before tucking in!

x

41 comments:

  1. these look so delicious! I'll definitely bake them! xx

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  2. mm wow, they look delicious!
    x
    thebeautyvillage.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. wow these look amazing, i think i need to make some of these!

    LauraThroughTheLens

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  4. these look amazing!

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x

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  5. Im really hungry and this post didnt help, they look so good though!x

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  6. Ughh these look sooo delicious!! I want some chocolate brownie muffins now! Yumm!!

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  7. looks really good
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  8. These look so yummy! They're making me hungry.

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  9. yummy <3

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  10. Oooh my goodness these look too tasty!! xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

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  11. Oh this looks so delicious! Definitely baking them!

    Gen | raspberry-notes.blogspot.com

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  12. cool! it's look yummy! i wanna try! :)
    Irene Wibowo

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  13. Oh my! These look and sound incredible! xxx

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  14. Mmm, there's nothing like brownies to put a smile on my face. I'll hve to try these :)

    xx Carina
    http://windsweptwishesx.blogspot.com

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  15. yum yum yum, these look amazing!

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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  16. These look incredibly yummy! I really want to eat them now hahaha.

    X Valérie
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  17. I'm so happy that you don't use 'cups' as measurements! :)

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  18. Looks like you are an amazing chef! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  19. Oh my gosh, those muffins look incredible!

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  20. these look soo yummy!

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    xx

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  21. They look absolutely wonderful - it's been ages since I made chocolate muffins!x

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  22. omg yummy yum! these look delicious!!! love your pictures!!! x x

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  23. They look so delicious. I will definitely give them a try myself. The pictures look so great, I wish I could eat one of them with a cup of tea right now.

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  24. YUM!!

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

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  25. Another nice post. YUMMY.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

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  26. I love when you do recipes! It looks so simple and delicious :)

    Chloe. x

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  27. Ooh, they look so delicious and bonus points for them being so simple to make! I'll definitely be trying these out!

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  28. I cant decided what I like the most! The brownies recipe or your gorgeous photography skills!
    xxo
    Anastasia
    Natbee'sFashion
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  29. Muffins are the bests! I have tried tons of recipes and it always, always turns out great, and the combinations are infinite! Salty, sugary, everything works!
    Your look absolutely delicious, because, let's face it, chocolate is the best! ;-)
    Kisses
    Melodie
    http://sevenlivesandmore.blogspot.fr/

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  30. Oh my oh my, now I'm super hungry!! I think I'm going to give this recipe a go!
    Thanks dear!

    xo,
    Kiana
    finchandfawn.com

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  31. I might be being really dumb (likely) but I'm sure that there are chocolate chips in the pictures but not in the actual recipe? Otherwise, fantastic recipe!

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    1. You're totally right! I'm so silly for forgetting to include them in the ingredients list! Thanks for letting me know though- have added them!

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