Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Perfect Chocolate Muffins

When I see the end of the year coming closer, I like to make special things to those people who have walked through the year with us. My oldest son already goes to school, and whenever I have the time and the occasion is proper, I like to bake things for his teachers. So, this year I decided I would make a chocolate muffin for them, as a Christmas little treat. And I would top the muffins with sugar icing. This muffin recipe is the most delicious I have ever made, and I've made it like millions of times. My hubby, who`s not that into chocolate, ate 4 (!) in a day!!

Perfect Chocolate Muffins

slightly modified from here

340g squares semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup plain yogurt


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with papers. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the semisweet chocolate together with the butter and the yogurt. Let stand until cooled, about 10 minutes. Lightly beat the egg. In a small bowl, stir together the chocolate-butter mixture with the sugar, egg, and vanilla, until blended well. In a large bowl, stir together flour, soda, and salt. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients, pour in the chocolate mixture, and stir until just combined. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into the lined muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove muffin tin from oven and let stand at least 5 minutes, before removing the muffins and letting them cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cooled; can be frozen as well.


  1. Renata that is such a sweet gesture. I should do this more too. Your little cakes are so pretty too.


  2. Wow, they really are perfect! What a nice idea to give such a special present for special people!

  3. Renata,
    What a nice treat for the teachers. These sound so moist and chocolately, perfect for a special breakfast or tea.

  4. That's so sweet of you! They look so scrumptious! And very pretty!

  5. Love the christmas red and green :) Very pretty!

  6. 4 in a day - that is a good effort. These muffins sound scrumptious! Thanks for sharing :)