Chocolate muffins

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Serves: 12

By Rainbows17

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  • 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

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • chocolate

  • Snack

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Breakfast Meal

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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  • BarbieSan 24/10/16 08:44

    These are great thanks, and can be made vegan easily by using rice milk and egg replacement. (And vegan friendly choc chips). Should you want to that is.

  • CatoftheMilkyWay 17/07/16 13:03

    Fantastic recipe! I often find muffin recipes - particularly chocolate ones - a bit disappointing but these are delicious. Even DH, who doesn't normally like chocolate flavoured things, gave them the thumbs up.

  • FozWorld 05/04/16 18:19

    What a fantastic recipe....10/10...delicious

  • quietbatperson 02/02/16 21:27

    Very good, and handy to make when there's no soft butter in the house

  • yellowchef22 15/08/15 16:01

    This was easy and really tasty!!

  • mandywright1974 24/05/15 20:35

    Made these today with my 3yo. so easy to make - I used bashed up bits of left over easter Eggs instead of choc chips. Made 12 large muffins - they were still wet after the stated 20 mins though - I'd say the take more like 30/35 mins - oven was at 200'c. Definitely going to try with nutella in, or cherries. Oh, and I used a good quality cocoa powder and they are just the right amount of chocolatey. Thank u

  • NotAMumJustABro 20/03/15 10:52

    BroTip2! Had a fan oven so set the temperature to 180C but for the same amount of time. Avoiding a dry bake!!

  • NotAMumJustABro 20/03/15 10:51

    BroTip! Used corn oil instead of vegetable oil! Has a lower smoke point so gave a more stable bake. #Real Science!!

  • hugjen 17/03/15 21:25

    Made these today with 2yr old and 6yr old. Came out crispy on top and moist inside but nowhere near chocolatey enough. We used dark chocolate chips but that was the only chocolate I tasted and my 6yr old agreed. Will do again with extra cocoa powder

  • SonYuki 09/03/15 15:08

    Just made these like half an hour ago because I'm trying to get into baking more, and they were perfect, and delicious :D easiest recipe I've done so far. I'd recommend to anyone!

  • Aidy87 27/02/15 17:59

    Excellent recipe, also adapted flavouring to make lemon and poppy seed muffins. Wow!

  • julesmeow 14/02/15 22:25

    Made these today in a heart shaped silicone mould for valentines day, sliced them in half and filled them with whipped double cream, delicious!!

  • jennifersara 07/11/14 13:06

    Made these and it was the 1st time my muffins were edible, substituted the sugar for 29g of of worked...... excellent recipe. will try it again but with cherries.

  • UncrushedParsley 10/07/14 21:14

    Made these with nutella in the centre. Fab!

  • UncrushedParsley 10/07/14 21:13

    Made these and added nutella to the centre (layer of cake mix, spoonful of nutella, more cake mix on top) Really fab!

  • AryaHouseStark 27/04/14 12:12

    I don't have a muffin tin but I have used this recipe three times - twice to make 24 cupcakes and this time I have managed to make 12 cupcakes and a chocolate loaf (in tin). Lovely, light recipe, light and fluffy sponge texture - the best I have made!

  • CrackedNipplesSuchFun 27/04/13 15:52

    They are amazing! Quick and easy to make and taste fabulous. Thank you for the recipe.

  • 3rdnparty 18/12/12 14:49

    Fab-always had problems with muffins before and these always turn out great...don't last long and have doubled up no problem as well...

  • mamande4 24/11/12 18:08

    Thank u so much Rainbows17. This recipe was a big hit at home and the children loved making and eating them. The only thing I had to change was the amount of sugar (I put a 100 as it was too sugary with the chocolate chips). But 5 stars all the way.

  • LaurelLeaf 19/11/12 22:09

    I've never really had much success with muffins but this recipe is really straight forward. The cakes looked suitably muffin-like and my two boys couldn't get enough of them :-)

  • Brandnewbrighttomorrow 01/06/12 14:47

    These are the lightest most delicious muffins. Thank you for posting this one, I've made three batches of them in the past week (sadly all for bake sales at school but a few had to retained for quality control purposes!)

  • franke 26/10/11 11:33

    These are really good. I just made them with 7yo ds who is at home with chicken pox - cheered him up no end. Very easy to put together and cooked perfectly in 20 mins in our conventional electric oven. They are not overly sweet (which I like) so if you want sweetness don't skimp on the choc chips! 10/10.

  • nannynick 20/02/11 15:21

    These are great. Have made several times now with the help of a 3yr old and they turn out perfectly each time (we cook on the bottom most level of the oven). Have only used 100g bar of chocolate - which we put inside a plastic freezer bag, then 3yr old hits it with a hammer which he loves doing. After a while it results in chocolate chunks of varying sizes.

  • nbee84 02/05/10 16:19

    Yummmmmmmy!!! Just made these, so easy. They are lovely and light.

  • Mithered 20/11/09 10:32

    Just made them with my DC and they were a big hit. Recipe very easy and muffins tasted yum. Mine were also ready after 15 mins so watch out if you have a fan oven

  • 93pjb 18/04/09 18:56

    I ended up making 72 of these for DD's birthday - they were a big hit!

  • Saralou0505 28/01/09 17:11

    Fab recipe, My 5 yo DS and I made these after school today its a really easy recipe to follow and the muffins came out perfect, delicous!

  • Carmenere 16/02/08 16:28

    I have just made these with dd, they are lovely, it is a very easy recipe. Mine were done after 13 minutes but my oven is a bit fierce.

  • Rainbows17 22/01/08 13:16