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Chocolate muffins recipe

Easy Chocolate Muffins

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


This chocolate muffins recipe comes out rich, moist and ultra chocolaty! They’re simple to bake and impress anyone.


  • 2 cups [280 g] all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup neutral oil (grapeseed, canola or vegetable)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup 55% or semi sweet chocolate chips, plus more for topping


  1. Preheat: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a standard 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray or add muffin cup papers.
  2. Make the batter: In a large bowl, whisk the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, Dutch process cocoa powder, baking soda, espresso powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, whisk milk and vinegar until frothy. Whisk in the brown sugar, granulated sugar, oil, and vanilla extract. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a spatula until a thick dough forms. Fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
  4. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin cups: the cups will be full to the top, using about a heaping ¼ cup per muffin. Sprinkle another handful chocolate chips onto the tops of the muffins.
  5. Bake: Bake the muffins for 20 to 23 minutes, until puffed and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a rack to cool fully, about 1 hour. Eat immediately or they taste even better the next day after storage in a sealed container at room temperature. Store 1 to 2 days in a sealed container at room temperature, then transfer to refrigerator and refrigerate up to 5 days (allow to come to room temperature before serving). You can also freeze the muffins for up to 3 months.
  • Category: Muffin
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Muffin
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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