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How to make muffins - The Best Dark Chocolate Muffin Recipe

Updated on April 17, 2013

Why this recipe?

This is a great simple recipe for how to make dark chocolate muffins. I don't use any cocoa powder in my chocolate muffins just real 70% dark chocolate - leaving them rich and moist and totally yummy.

This is a simple muffin recipe and is easily adaptable if you want to add extra ingredients like nuts or dried fruit.

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Cook Time

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


  • 5oz Dark 70% Chocolate, Broken into chunks
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups Plain white flour
  • 1/2 cup Soft brown sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Cup Chocolate chunks or chips


  1. First prep your muffin tin - either using butter to grease the tins or using paper cups Pre-heat your oven to 180C or 350F
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate chunks together either in a bowl over a saucepan of water or in a microwave - I find using a microwave on a lower power for 1 min at a time is best. 50% power if you are able to on 3/4 separate minutes works for me, just make sure to stir it well after each time.
  3. Sieve the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and mix together
  4. In a separate bowl lightly beat the egg and gradually add the milk
  5. Mix the egg mixture into the dry ingredients a bit at a time, until it is all combined. If it seems a little too dry or sticky add a little more milk but no more than 1/4 cup.
  6. Add the chocolate gradually until the whole amount is added and fully combined with the batter, it should be a smooth colour throughout
  7. Next add the chocolate chunks - or any other ingredient you wish such as nuts or dried fruit - and mix so they are evenly combined
  8. Fill each of your muffin cups 2/3's and place in the centre of your oven for 18-20 minutes
  9. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool Then Enjoy!


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      Amber Dahnke 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      This looks like a delicious muffin recipe! my kids love muffins, but I've never made them chocolate ones before. We will have to try these out!

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      Amy L. Tarr 4 years ago from Home

      I'm salivating. I

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Thank you! Have a try their yummy!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Chocolate are the best and these are great as they are made with 70% dark chocolate instead of cocoa powder! Add some raisins or nuts and they would be a little (little!!) but healthier too!

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      MissMonaye88 4 years ago from New York, NY

      dark chocolate muffins!!... I knew I loved you daisydays ;) lol. Delicious

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Awww thank you!! Enjoy them!

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      Alvin Tay Kong Wei 3 years ago from Singapore

      Nice recpie... check out my chocolate muffin recipe too.

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 3 years ago from Cardiff

      Thanks AlvinTay!

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