Chocolate Muffins
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Chocolate Muffins

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Serves 1 - 6 Muffins

A Delicious treat for dessert or even in a lunch box

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  • In a Bowl
  • 125g Plain Flour
  • 25g Coco powder
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • In a Jug
  • 1 egg
  • 60g sugar
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 100ml milk
  • For the icing:
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 1/2-1 tbsp warm water


    1. preheat the oven to 160C seive the bowl ingredients into the bowl
    2. mix the egg,milk, oil and sugar together in the jug
    3. pour the egg mixture into the bowl (add chocolate chips now to make double chocolate muffins) and mix until combined but still lumpy
    4. spoon mixture into cake cases and put the tray in the oven at 160C for 20 until set and cracked at the top if not quite set put back in for a further 10 mins
    5. whilst cooking make up some icing by adding the water to the the icing sugar slowly and bit by bit until the consitency of golden syrup add more icing sugar or water if needed
    6. once muffins are done leave them to stand for 5 mins then cover in icing and eat

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Comments (106)

Chef432's picture

terrible recipe!
Do not recommend,personally I am a big fan of bbc good food and have never experienced any problems before,however these so called 'muffins' are awful very dry and bland,they taste like watered down chocolate bread,I made these for my daughters birthday party and have been very disappointed,lost faith in bbc good food.

smccoy4u's picture

I baked this recipe on Saturday. I made 12 muffins easily, unfortunately 9.5 are still in the house on Monday, despite having 3 children in the house. They were quite bland and dry, actually the texture and taste reminded me of a carpet burger. Sorry, easy to make but not easy to taste.

Lira Lemur's picture

I've been using this recipe for more than a year now - I find it easy to cook and quite fine. I can't call myself a perfect cook though. I believe that this recipe is very good for beginners.

tigermansmate's picture

I have to agree with the majority of comments, this recipe is not very good. There are much better Chocolate Muffin recipes available. I made a double mix and got twelve decent sized muffins but the taste is rather bland and the texture rather dry.

22firefly's picture

Just made these. Happy with the ingredient quantities ( I understood that muffins need more a mixture in the bottom to normal fairy cakes and so I split the mixture equally between six cases and they rose fine).
Unfortunately, and I'm not fussy when it comes to cakes, the taste was incredibly bland. I was very disappointed. In fact, having had one there is no way that I would eat the rest-there was just no sweetness there…
i'm afraid I would definitely not make again…
Oh and also - 500 g of icing sugar created enough icing to cover about four times this number of muffins!! I'm not really happy that I've wound up with a significant amount of waste due to unnecessary quantity of icing sugar.

Muffinmakermelis's picture

All of you people saying they are rubbish and didn't rise are probably rubbish bakers and can't follow a simple recipe. Me and my friend ( both of us 12 years old ) made these muffins together and they turned out perfect and raised a lot and were delicious.

boxercat's picture

I made them today ,they are perfect glad I didn't go by the comments of them being not good :)

Cakesmith's picture

I think it is important to remember that these are muffins and not cup cakes hence they will be more bread like as opposed to the cupcake which is in essence a scaled down cake. If I were to make this recipe again I would probably add a bit more half as much sugar again maybe a muscovado or molasses .

SueF11's picture

I have just joined to submit this review. I made these so called "chocolate muffins" yesterday (unfortunately before I had read the previous reviews) - many have summed these "muffins" up correctly - "chocolate flavoured insulation board is a very good description"!!! It was a total waste of ingredients and should be removed from the "Good Food" website!! The mixture made 12 (I made a double mix) inedible blobs that a) didn't rise b) are so hard you'll probably break some teeth if you try eating them and c) if you do manage to take a bite without breaking teeth you'll probably choke on it!!!! This recipe should come with a public health warning!!! I have given this a 1 rating but should be 0!!!!

evanita's picture

Thy came out fine, 6 big size muffins. But I think you should use self r. flour, or add 2 tsp baking powder if using plain flour. That's what I did anyway.. Nice with some butter on top.

fields_e's picture

Followed recipe, they rose perfectly fine .. I added some chopped up chocolate, ingrediants easily made 6 decent sized muffins. No complaints from me :)

SacredWolf's picture

Quite terrible, I also followed this recipe before checking the comments. They didn't rise, as there is no raising ingredient. Perhaps self-raising or a pinch of bicarb could save this recipe? Was hoping to core and fill but I'll just ice instead and hopefully don't choke!

foresterf's picture

The 1 tsp of baking powder is the raising agent

Boogiechilan's picture

I only joined also to say please don't waste time and money on this awful recipe!! My daughter made for a competition tomorrow and they came out dense like rocks. It's too late now to make something else. I wish I'd read the reviews before. I thought we'd done something wrong, but now realise it's a rubbish recipe. That photo does not go with this recipe.

nedshed's picture

Only joined this site to say how awful this recipe for chocolate muffins is. If you like eating chocolate flavored insulation board then it might be for you. Very dry and inedible without a dollop of custard and a large cup of tea. I can only think the author of this must have got the quantity of ingredients wrong?

Mrsmoneyspinner's picture

Unfortunately I did not notice that the recipes on this website are not tested also I didn't see the reviews - silly me - as my son used this recipe for a controlled assessment for his gcse catering and got cement blobs that were dry/hard and inedible -the ingredients seem lacking on liquids and I can't imagine who would use 500g of icing sugar to ice six cakes - I can't understand how anyone got a successful result following this recipe.

jewel1994's picture

Brilliant love these muffins still unsure of how much chocolate I need to add?? But brilliant recipe!

la cuina de casa's picture

An easy recipe ideal for beginners. After reading many of the latests comments I doubled the ingredients just in case I did not get enough for six muffins. However I had more than enough for 12. So next time I'll stick to the original quantities. Also I did not make the icing here as we don't like it too sweet. We made it with cream cheese, a bit of butter and a dash of honey.

Bakersdozen13's picture

Didn't like this recipe at all! The mixture became far the thick to work with and had to rescue it with additional milk, and also does not make 6!

Runningkerry's picture

Just made these - very easy to follow quantities spot on makes a gorgeous fluffy muffin, will def make them again


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helenjoylf's picture

Anyone know if I can freeze this? My tutor group are having a bake sale on Wednesday for charity and I was wondering if I could bake them today, freeze them and then ice them the night before?


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