Even though these double chocolate muffins are a breakfast thing, I always crave them late at night. Something about A warm steamy chocolate muffin loaded with creamy vanilla ice cream that goes so well with some late-night Netflix binging.
No planning ahead is required. Just 2 bowls, a muffin tin and 25-30 minutes.
Making this recipe is as simple as boiling an egg so I won’t bore you with the details. I will, on the other hand, give you my “last minute” tips on how to bring your ingredients to room temperature in 10 minutes or less!
How to bring ingredients to room temperature:
Place eggs in a deep bowl (I use a large glass cup) and place the bowl in the sink under warm running water for 1-2 minutes. After that leave the eggs in the bowl (now filled with warm water) for 5-10 minutes.
TIP! To know if the eggs are bad, know that eggs should never float when in water. Floating eggs = bad eggs.
Milk / heavy cream / Half & Half
In the microwave, warm up 1/4 – 1/3 of the required amount for about 20-30 seconds. Until the liquid is almost too hot to touch. Add the remaining liquid to the warmed liquid.
Sour Cream / Buttermilk/ Orange Juice / Lemon Juice
Firstly measure the ingredient in a large (preferably tall) dish and place the dish in a large deep bowl. Secondly, Fill the large bowl with boiling water and let sit for about 10 minutes. Stir halfway.
Cut cream cheese into medium-sized pieces and warm in the microwave using 15-20 seconds increments.
- Cut the butter into small pieces and place it on the stove (in a bowl), next to a cooking pot. Check it often to make sure it is not melting. (I also place it on my counter while the dishwasher is running.)
- Use a grater to grate the butter. Let sit for 15-20 minutes.
Now Let’s Talk about This Double Chocolate Muffins Recipe:
- The recipe instructs to fill the muffin liners 3/4 full. However, you can go ahead and fill the muffin liner to the top for that muffin tops love.
- For best results, make sure your ingredients are at room temperature. See above for fast, last minutes tricks.
- If you do not have buttermilk in hand, add 2 tsp of vinegar (or fresh squeezed lemon juice) to the milk and mix.
- Do not over mix the batter. Mix just to incorporate the ingredients, few lumps are ok.
- You can use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar. I like using the dark because it has more molasses which firstly it traps extra humidity and secondly enhances the chocolate flavor.
- Espresso powder is optional, but if you do not have it in hand instant coffee is just fine.
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Double Chocolate Muffins
- 2 Cups AP Flour (240 g / 8.5 oz)
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1/4 tsp Baking soda
- 1 Cup Light or Dark brown sugar (200 g / 7 oz)
- 1 tsp Espresso powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 Cup + 1 TBS Unsweetened cocoa powder (50 g / 2 oz)
- 1 Cup Chocolate chips (170 g / 6 oz)
- 1 Cup Buttermilk (240 ml / 8 oz)
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Vegetable oil (120 ml / 4 oz)
Preheat oven to 350F and line two 12 count muffin pans with 15 muffin liners. (One pan if filling liners to top).
In a medium bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and
Salt. Add the sugar and chocolate chips and mix to incorporate.
In a separate bowl mix together the remaining wet ingredients then add them to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
Fill muffin liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the muffins.