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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins with Orange Glaze

Updated on February 2, 2015
Dark chocolate muffins with chocolate chips and orange glaze.
Dark chocolate muffins with chocolate chips and orange glaze. | Source

Baking Day

Today was a snow day.

The perfect sort of day for baking.

What better way to use my time on a day when it is advisable not to go outside, than to spend it all in a cozy kitchen by the oven?

Except, we were out of chocolate chips.

And yes, it was important enough for me to get dressed, pull out my little car into the trenches of the unplowed roads, and brave the conditions that had caused schools to be closed all around our county.

Yes, it was worth making my way down the one lane street (the other half being completely filled with snow), gracefully avoiding the poor delivery boy trudging along with his newspapers, and the men trying to shovel their car out of the middle of the road.

It was totally worth it.

Snow Covered Muffins

Freshly baked chocolate chocolate chip muffins, complete with orange glaze, with a super snowy backdrop.
Freshly baked chocolate chocolate chip muffins, complete with orange glaze, with a super snowy backdrop. | Source

The Chocolate Orange

Have you ever tried a chocolate orange? They sell them around Christmas time; a little round ball of chocolate that breaks apart into slices that look just like an orange. Except for the fact that they're brown. Maybe like the Cleveland Browns' helmets are orange...

Maybe.

Despite the fact that orange slices are not normally brown (or chocolatey for that matter), one should not be afraid to try it. The flavors together are delicious!

Ingredients

Ingredients for chocolate chocolate chip orange muffins.
Ingredients for chocolate chocolate chip orange muffins. | Source

Making Your Own Chocolate Orange

Put these ingredients together, and you will have your very own chocolate orange. Although, it probably shouldn't look like an orange. In fact, I'm pretty sure it should look like a muffin. I'd be a bit worried if it didn't.

Ready to Bake Chocolate Muffins

Mixing the ingredients together should probably turn into something a bit like this. I like to call them muffins.
Mixing the ingredients together should probably turn into something a bit like this. I like to call them muffins. | Source

Making Your Muffins

Scrape as much of the batter into the muffin tins as possible. Raw muffin batter is not as good as raw cookie dough (although I will still lick the spoon), so you want as much of it baked into fluffy deliciousness as possible. But again, there's nothing wrong with licking out the bowl.

Already Baked Chocolate Muffins

And hopefully when they come out of the oven, they look like this.
And hopefully when they come out of the oven, they look like this. | Source

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5 stars from 4 ratings of Chocolate Muffins with Orange Glaze

Are You Brave Enough to Try It?

So give it a whirl.

Are you brave enough to try chocolate and oranges?

If I am brave enough to face the traverses of the snow covered wilderness, you can be brave enough to try these.

They Look Good, Don't They?

Give it a try! Chocolate chocolate chip muffins with orange glaze.
Give it a try! Chocolate chocolate chip muffins with orange glaze. | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 T orange juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 12 chocolatey muffins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin tin.
  2. Beat egg until fluffy.
  3. Mix in milk, orange juice, and oil.
  4. Add in the rest of the ingredients, stirring until combined. I also threw in 1/4 tsp cinnamon here, just for fun, but you couldn't really taste it.
  5. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let them cool for a minute or two, then remove from muffin tin to finish cooling. I run a knife around the edge of the muffins to get them out.

The Orange Glaze

Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 2 1/2 to 3 teaspoons of orange juice. Dip the muffins in the glaze. If you need more, just mix powdered sugar and orange juice to a consistency that you like.

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    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      O yes I can smell the aroma as they are baking. And the oranglaze is such a lovely complement to the chocolate.

      Sounds divine.

      Angels are on the way to you today ps

    • Paul Edmondson profile image

      Paul Edmondson 2 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I know those chocolate orange slices well. We had some leftover from Xmas that I ate this weekend. Your recipes, like always, look delicious!!!

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      Julia Eppehimer 2 years ago

      @Paul Edmondson: Thank you! I wish I had some chocolate oranges to eat right now (and to take pictures of!)

    • Rachel L Alba profile image

      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I love chocolate and orange flavor together. They look sooo yummy. I will really have to make these muffins. Thanks for the recipe.

      Blessings.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Mmmm I love chocolate and orange so I'll be trying these Julia. Nice recipe!

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Julia...Oh YES! I could literally eat a dozen of these babies in one sitting! YUMMY!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Another yum to bookmark! :)

    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      I LOVE those chocolate oranges--the dark chocolate ones!

      These muffins sound absolutely scrumptious!!! I love the orange muffins from the supermarket--the big, oversized ones--come in packs of 6. OMG Yummmmmmyyyyy... And I'm sure VERY unhealthy levels of fat! These sound healthier by far.

      Bookmarking, sharing and pinning! Voted up and 5-starred!

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      I love the smell of orange in the chocolate cakes, cupcakes or muffins. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Delicious muffin recipes! I'll give it a go sometime soon. I'm not much of a baker these days. Great hub! Congrats for editor's picks!

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