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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.

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4 Comments

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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