Double Chocolate Muffins Recipe

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The best double chocolate muffins

Try this easy double chocolate muffins recipe!

Delicious, fluffy, tender chocolate muffins with chocolate chips all around. Yum. Top with chocolate frosting and you’ve got yourself a double chocolate cupcake! Or maybe the chocolate frosting makes it a triple chocolate cupcake? Anyway, whenever I want to make homemade chocolate muffins or chocolate cupcakes, this is my go-to recipe.

double chocolate muffins ingredients

I’m not totally sure what the difference is between a muffin and a cupcake sometimes. And with these amazing double chocolate muffins, I don’t think it really matters. I think these babies can go both ways! Call them whatever you want, they are definitely in the delicious category.

P.S. When a recipe offers ingredient weight measurements I use my kitchen scale for a more accurate result. Put the bowl on the scale, zero it out, add the ingredient to the appropriate weight, zero it out again, add next ingredient, and so on. 🙂

double chocolate buttermilk muffins recipe

These chocolate muffins really are pretty easy to make too. You don’t even need to get out the mixer! In fact, you don’t want to because good old fashioned stirring helps to ensure the batter isn’t over-mixed.

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, one of the following substitutions should work well for this particular chocolate muffins recipe…

Buttermilk Substitutions:

  • 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup milk and 3/4 cup sour cream

double chocolate muffins or cupcakes recipe

My tips for this recipe are to avoid over-mixing the batter and to fill the muffin cups only about 2/3 full. When I fill them more full, the muffins don’t seem to rise as well.

They are easy, but still everything I want in a chocolate muffin – lots of chocolate, fluffy and tender crumb, still good structure. In fact, dare I say, they remind me of the famous chocolate muffins from Costco, except smaller, of course.

Hope you give this chocolate muffins recipe a try and love them too!

Double chocolate muffins or cupcakes recipe

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The best double chocolate muffins recipe

Double Chocolate Muffins Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins
Yield: 20 muffins | Serves: 20

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups (8.75 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (7.5 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (2.5 ounces) unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare muffin pan with liners or lightly grease.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, chocolate chips, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large measuring cup or medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Do not over-mix. Fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full. If desired, sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top of each.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes, until tops spring back lightly to the touch or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean (unless you hit a chocolate chip!). Let sit in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

See blog post for buttermilk substitutions, if needed.

Recipe Adapted From: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Ingredients: Chocolate, Egg
Meal Type: Breads, Desserts, 4th of July, Easter, Mother's Day, New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Party, Meatless
Categories: BBQ, Cakes and Cupcakes, Copycat, Muffins and Quick Breads, Oven

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