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Recipe: Chocolate muffins

Have delicious, chocolatey muffins ready in less than 30 minutes. Make them with the kids, or treat yourself!

By Mumsnet HQ | Last updated Mar 20, 2023

Chocolate muffins recipe

Making chocolate muffins is always an easy, weekend activity to do with the kids. These family-friendly muffins are quick to make, and are great with a brew or some milk. Add extra chocolate chips or cocoa powder to double up the taste, too!

  • Prep: 5 minutes

  • Cook: 20 minutes

  • Serves: 12 muffins

  • Recipe by: Rainbows17


  • 250g self-raising flour

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 175g caster sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 250ml milk

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 90ml vegetable oil

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 150g chocolate chips plus more for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6 and fill a 12 bun muffin tray with paper cases.

  2. Weigh out the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a large jug or bowl.

  3. Mix both bowls together – DO NOT OVERMIX. It will be a lumpy but runny batter. Spoon into the muffin cases.

  4. Sprinkle more chocolate chips on top and then cook for 20 mins or until risen and springy.

  5. Dust with icing sugar for a perfect finish.

Handy hint

Try using other ingredients, such as cherries or blackberries for a nice variation.

Additional information

  • Chocolate

  • Make ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Cake/dessert

  • Snack

  • Breakfast meal

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut free

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