Chocolate Cake Muffins

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Chocolate Cake Muffins

These “muffins” are so cake-y, so buttery, so moist.  I did some serious research for them.  I had an idea which core ingredients I wanted to add, and then researched upwards of 8 other recipes, using common ingredients for what appeared to be the Ultimate Chocolate Muffin.

Choc Muff

**Side note: to be honest, the ones with the white chocolate were my favourite, and were best when completely cooled.  The buttery flavour lends perfectly.  However, the ones with Nutella were almost like lava cake…


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Ingredients: (Makes about 24)

  • 2 over ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup dark baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup white baking chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 24 pieces white baking chocolate or 1 cup Nutella (for centre)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 1/2 cup self raising flour
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup devil’s food mix
  • 1/4 cup choc pudding mix

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Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375F/176C.  Line muffin tins with liners.

Melt dark chocolate and butter over medium heat.  Remove from heat, slowly whisk in buttermilk.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (not including chocolates).

In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs.  Whisk in oil, buttermilk, vanilla, butter.  Slowly whisk in dark chocolate mixture. Stir in banana.  Stir in chopped white chocolate.

Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 full.  Either press one piece of white chocolate into the centre of each cupcake, or half a table spoon of Nutella into each.  Bake for approx 15 minutes.  You’ll begin to see when they’re done (since pricking the ones with Nutella with a toothpick certainly won’t work).  The tops will begin to rise, and when there’s a peak just above the cupcake liner, they should be about finished.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about ten minutes before removing from pan.  Serve with a tall glass of milk!

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