A muffin for every occasion

26 Sep

Muffins are perfect any time of day. They can be eaten as breakfast, little tea time snack or decked up with frosting & fruit for dessert. Especially, when it has chocolate, what’s not to like about it. This is actually a cake recipe, that was quite the rage when Priya first blogged about it. I have baked this as a cup-cake for a friend’s birthday with orange marmalade frosting as well as a plain chocolate cake. Then, I came across the Food Network challenge-winning chocolate cup-cakes. The two recipes were very similar, if not the same. Inspired by Chloe’s recipe, I tweaked Priya’s chocolate cake recipe , to make these gorgeous chocolate muffins. Thank you, Priya & Chloe!Β  Mags, this is for you!

Pre-heat oven to 350 C.

1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 almond or walnut meal
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 Tsp chocolate chips (to intensify the chocolate flavor, you can omit this)
1 Tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt

Mix the above dry ingredients in a bowl. Make a well in the center, and add the following wet ingredients:

1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or melted butter)
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tsp vanilla extract

Whisk it all together well and pour into muffin moulds.

Bake it in the 350 C oven for about 15-20 mins, or till it passes the toothpick test (an inserted tooth pick should come out clean).

This recipe yields about 6 muffins. Eat it as is or with a frosting of your choice, it tastes heavenly both ways.

I was planning to submit this for the tea party @ Anita’s but didn’t bring my muffin in time for the party. But do hop on over to the tea party to see some perfect tea time snacks.


Posted by on September 26, 2010 in Cake & Bake, Cooking


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4 responses to “A muffin for every occasion

  1. Anita

    September 29, 2010 at 3:19 AM

    I had been meaning to try these out as well. Great idea to make them in ramekin dishes – everyone can get their own special dessert and the portions are perfect!

    Well, when I doubled the recipe and ended up having more than what I bargained for, which made me use the ramekin dishes. In hindsight, I loved the idea of baking in individual dishes too but that was more a co-incidental discovery πŸ˜› – A-kay

  2. Thanuja

    September 30, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Looks really really yummy…btw what is walnut meal and is vinegar a must use to get the recipe right?

    Walnut meal is nothing but milled (or coarsely powdered) walnuts. Vinegar is the egg substitute in this recipe; you can just use eggs instead πŸ™‚ – A-kay


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