• 140g (5oz) unsalted butter
  • 140g (5oz) plain chocolate
  • 140g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 140g (5oz) self raising flour
  • 100ml (4fl oz) very hot water (not boiling)
  • 30g (1oz) cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g milk chocolate chunks
  • 100g plain chocolate chunks
  • 100g white chocolate chunks
  • icing sugar to dust


  • STEP 1
    Pre-heat steam oven to 160degC and line a muffin tray with 12 muffin cases
  • STEP 2
    Place butter and chocolate in a large bowl, set over a pan of simmering water and stir until both melt.
  • STEP 3
    Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and hot water. Sift the flour and cocoa and then stir into the mixture. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  • STEP 4
    Fold in chocolate chunks keeping some aside to decorate top. Pour mixture into the muffin cases and sprinkle remaining chocolate chunks over the tops.
  • STEP 5
    Bake in the centre of the oven for 10-15 minutes depending on how gooey you like the centres. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing.
  • STEP 6
    Dust with icing sugar and serve with cream or ice-cream.

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