Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Found this in an old Chatelaine magazine. Will try soon!
- 2 white chocolate baking squares, about 2 oz
- 6 semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, about 6 oz
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 375°F Lightly oil a 12-cup muffin tin.
- Cut white chocolate into 12 small cubes (don't worry if they break a bit). Finely chop semi-sweet chocolate.
- In a medium-size bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk in buttermilk, butter, sugar and vanilla. Place flour in a very large bowl. Using a fork, stir in cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda, making sure no clumps of cocoa remain. Stir in semi-sweet chocolate. Pour in egg mixture and stir just until evenly mixed.
- Spoon 1 heaping tbsp (20 mL) into each muffin cup. Then place a cube of white chocolate into centre of each. Fill with batter to rims.
- Bake in centre of preheated oven until a cake tester inserted into centre of muffin comes out clean, except for any melted chocolate, 20 to 25 minutes.
- Remove pan to a wire rack. Cool 15 minutes, then turn out. Serve warm or cool completely on a wire rack.
- Once muffins are cooled down to room temperature, they will keep well in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days. Or place in an airtight plastic container and freeze. Or wrap separately in plastic wrap or waxed paper, then over-wrap with foil and freeze up to 1 month. Alternatively, place muffins in freezer just until firm, then pop into a large plastic bag. Seal and freeze. This will keep them from sticking together.
Wow this is rich, even with half the chocolate chips, no white chocolate and half the butter subbed as applesauce! Really yummy and very chocolate-y. I used the creaming method and the texture came out really good. I made one loaf (baked 45 minutes) and 3 muffins, since it didn't quite all fit into one loaf pan. They do puff up a lot, so leave room.
The taste was great but my muffins grew too big and overflowed on my pan! It was also terribly uneven baked and a lot were still raw inside. Should probably not fill the pans to the rim, or use bigger pans next time.
Yum - can't fault this fab chocolate muffin. DS#2 requested a chocolate muffin and I chose these. Everyone in the family loved them - rich and chocolatey, with a tender crumb. The little surprise in each muffin wnet over really well, especially with the kids. Even better the next day, I thought.