Try our Super Simple Totally Decadent Dark Chocolate Muffins

Author: twc_admin_Xoli

They’re the perfect family treat to celebrate International Chocolate Day on 13 September and a quick and easy baking project to do with the kids too.    


  • 200g Dark chocolate (broken into pieces)
  • 200g Butter (unsalted)
  • 200g Self-raising white flour
  • ½tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder (sieved)
  • 150g Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 150ml Sour cream
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 2 tbspIcing sugar (to decorate)


Cooking instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases.
  • Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl. Microwave on medium (500W) for 2 minutes, stir then microwave for a further 2 more minutes until smooth. OR, rest the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water until the ingredients melt.
  • Stir together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa powder and golden caster sugar in a large bowl.
  • In a jug, lightly mix together the soured cream and eggs. Pour into the dry ingredients with the melted chocolate mixture. Mix together until just combined.
  • Divide the mixture between the prepared paper cases and bake the muffins for 18 minutes until risen and firm. Cut a heart shape out of a piece of paper, rest paper over a muffin and dust with sieved icing sugar.

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