Spider web chocolate fudge muffins

Spider web chocolate fudge muffins

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(31 ratings)

Ready in 40-45 minutes

More effort

Makes 10
Special Hallowe'en chocolatey bakes for lucky trick or treaters - you can make ahead and freeze

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze un-iced

Nutrition: per muffin

  • kcal349
  • fat18g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars28g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.59g
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Ingredients

  • 50g dark chocolate (55% cocoa solids is fine)
  • 85g butter
    Butter

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  • 1 tbsp milk, water or coffee

    Milk

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    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 1 egg
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • 142ml carton soured cream

For the topping

  • 100g dark chocolate (as above)
  • 100g white chocolate

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to fan 170C/ conventional 190C/gas 5 and line a muffin tin with 10 paper muffin cases. Break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl, add the butter and liquid. Melt in the microwave on Medium for 30-45 seconds (or set the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water). Stir and leave the mixture to cool.

  2. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and both sugars in a bowl. Beat the egg in another bowl and stir in the soured cream, then pour this on the flour mixture and add the cooled chocolate. Stir just to combine – don’t overmix or it will get tough.

  3. Spoon the mixture into the cases to about three quarters full. Bake for 20 minutes until well risen. Loosen the edges with a round-bladed knife, let them sit in the tins for a few minutes, then lift out and cool on a wire rack.

  4. For the topping, make two piping bags out of greaseproof paper (or cut the ends off two clean plastic bags). Break the dark and white chocolate into separate bowls and melt in the microwave on Medium for 2 minutes (or over a pan as in step 1). Put 2 spoonfuls of dark chocolate in one bag and the same of white chocolate in the other.

  5. Working with one muffin at a time, spread with dark chocolate from the bowl, letting it run down a bit, then pipe four concentric circles of white chocolate on top. Using a small skewer, drag through the circles at regular intervals, from the centre to the edge, to create a cobweb effect. Repeat with four more muffins. On the remaining five, spread over the white chocolate and decorate with the dark. Best eaten the day they’re made – even better while the chocolate’s soft.

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lizleicester
24th Oct, 2015
3.8
These came out looking delicious (12 of them), but after I'd decorated them they looked a lot less professional - partly because they had a very rough surface.
mmebutterfly
3rd Nov, 2013
These came out great. My muffins didn't raise (not sure why, it happens often to me) but it didn't affect the outcome. It was easy to make and they looked great. I got complimented when I took them over to a party.
123dance4
21st Apr, 2012
they look like the design thats on party rings!!love it! there really effective arent they!!you could drag your icing with a cocktail stick when your making cookies to get the same effect :)
tasnim
31st Oct, 2011
3.05
This is a good recipe, but I think way too bland. There is not enough chocolate in it, and pretty tasteless.
luvstocook
30th Oct, 2011
5.05
My daughter made these and they looked fantastic really easy to make.
smorrissey
29th Oct, 2011
5.05
forgot to give rating
nikkija
28th Oct, 2011
i made normal sponge cakes and just used thespiderweb chocolate on top idea
smorrissey
27th Oct, 2011
5.05
Made these today, used 75% dark chocolate, looked very impressive and everyone loved them. very pleased :)
ella-rae--millard
7th Apr, 2011
These look and sound lush! I think iim gunna make them!!
jenniecox
6th Nov, 2010
5.05
Really good! Love the crunch of the sugar and the thickness of the chocolate on top. A little fiddly but well worth the effort and they look stunning!

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deadwolfshadow
20th Oct, 2015
I'm sitting here with a friend and she's concerned that if we use water instead of milk it won't have the same effect. Can you just confirm that it won't make a huge difference for me?
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