Triple chocolate muffins for National Chocolate Week

I love ‘weeks’. Pretty much every week now has a theme, but it seems like the autumn is dominated by baking – Cupcake Week, Cake Week, Baking Week, and this week, Chocolate Week.

I think most people (if they’re anything like me and the pony) express their love for chocolate all year round, but it’s nice to have an extra excuse to eat more.

These muffins are chocolatey baking at it’s best – chocolate, with more chocolate, and little bit more chocolate for good luck. Moist chocolate sponge, milk chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips, all in a bite sized (sort of!) package.

I gave half of these to my aunt and uncle as a gift, and found this great cheap and cheerful cupcake box at the supermarket to help them survive a 3 hour car journey – it worked!

I didn’t actually get to eat any of these, but I’ve been assured they were good, so I may have to try them again some time!

Triple chocolate muffins (recipe from 1001 Cupcakes, Cookies and Other Tempting Treats):

Makes 12

  • 250g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g milk chocolate chunks
  • 100g white chocolate chunks
  • 85g melted mutter
  • 300ml low fat fromage frais
  • 2 eggs

Line a 12 hole muffin tin with papers cases. Sieve the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl then stir in the sugar and chocolate chunks.

In another bowl mix together the eggs, melted butter and fromage frais. Add this liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases and divide the mixture between them. Bake at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes, until risen and a skewer comes out clean.

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