Well hello lovely people. I’ve got mayhem happening in the kitchen today, in the form of Chocolate Madness Muffins.
Yep see what I did there? Got straight into the photos of these chocolate masterpieces. Amazingly light chocolate sponge, studded throughout with milk and white chocolate chunks and chips.
Ooh then I pressed extra chocolate chips into the top of the batter before the Chocolate Madness Muffins hit the oven.
Just in case there is any doubt about how madly, chocolatey, delicious these muffins are, I scattered a few extra chocolate chips over them, after they are cooked, because, why not??
Bring the Chocolate Mayhem on!!!
It’s good to shake things up once in a while, well not fizzy water – but that’s another thing entirely!
Traditional muffins are quite dense and usually quite good for you. These Chocolate Madness Muffins don’t tick either of those boxes (RECIPE REBEL!). I was aiming for the cafe style muffins, but better. Big, beautiful, light-as-air sponge, enveloped in these gorgeous tulip style cake wrappers.
As you unwrap your own moment of madness, it really is like having a special chocolate present all to yourself. Unless, of course, you bake these Chocolate Madness Muffins and then invite lots of friends round. Ooh imagine sharing the Madness Mayhem. Now that sounds like my kind of party.
Muffins are not cupcakes:
Incredibly easy to make, the only difficulty with these Chocolate Madness Muffins is waiting for them to cool. Beautiful though these tulip cake cases are, the trick to them not peeling off as they cool, is to leave the muffins to cool completely in the pan. Once they are room temperature they can be removed from the pan.
I love the tulip cases, but they can be pricey. I’ve found buying online is much cheaper than any of the supermarkets. Also, unless you are going to make huge cupcakes, these tulip wrappers make piping icing pretty tricky. If you want to add frosting it’s easier just to dollop it on with a spoon see my Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes.
Please don’t worry if you haven’t got these tulip cake wrappers, this recipe will make 18 regular sized muffins instead of 12 Mega Chocolate Madness Muffins.
Recipe : Makes 12 mega or 18 regular Chocolate Madness Muffins
225g/8oz Caster Sugar
225g/8oz Unsalted Butter at room temperature
1/4tsp Salt – I use Maldon
1tsp Vanilla Extract
4 Large Eggs – I use free range
200g/7oz Plain White Flour
50g/2oz Cocoa Powder – I use Callebaut powder and chocolate chips/chunks
2tsp Baking Powder
100ml/4fl oz Whole Milk
150g/5oz Milk Chocolate Chunks or Chips
150g/5oz White Chocolate Chunks or Chips
Optional – extra chocolate chips for decoration after baking
Method : Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan, 350F, gas mark 4
Making The Batter
Place your flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt into a bowl. These are your dry ingredients.
Repeat, adding first the eggs and milk. Then sift in the rest of your dry ingredients and mix until you have a smooth batter.
Line a muffin pan with 12 tulip cake wrappers. Using a large ice cream scoop, add a large rounded scoop of batter into each wrapper.
If using standard muffin cases, scrape the scoop against the side of the bowl. Add the smoothed off scoop to each case. Then sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
These muffins are now ready for the oven.
Baking The Muffins
Bake for 20-23 minutes (15-18 minutes for standard muffins) until the muffin springs back when lightly pressed.
As soon as the muffins are baked remove from the oven and place on a baking rack to cool.
Once cooled sprinkle over a few extra chocolate chips.
To make the most of these Chocolate Madness Muffins I suggest sharing them. If you have chocoholic friends invite them round for a chat and a treat. Once they see these muffins the mayhem will commence. These muffins are most definitely FUN FOOD!
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I don’t suggest eating one of these every day, but once in a while, why not let lose? All food is much more fun when shared.
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