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These really are too sweet.....I got a sugar headache after 2 small bites.....I used applesauce instead of margarine and the entire recipe gave me 11 muffins...I expected them to be chocolatier, but the chocolate wasnt strong....They also don't rise much...If I make this again, I will probably make around 8, filling the batter to the top of the muffin cup, and I'll only use 3/4 cup sugar and maybe 1 more tablespoon of cocoa. Tks.

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tunasushi March 22, 2006

I know I'm late, but it is for answer Andianaplus3's question: if the recipe ask for boiling water, it's for ''wake up'' the cocoa.

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Kid-Kat January 12, 2008

have made these twice now the first time exactly as recipe states and they flopped big time, they didn't rise and were rubbery.the second time i changed the method by sifting the dry ingredients together,then creaming butter and sugar adding the egg ,then mixing the sifted ingredients and then adding the water.this way the mixture was thicker and they rose well,giving me 12 medium size muffins.It is a very quick recipe and i LOVE that you don't have to weigh any ingredients.HOWEVER i'm still not sure why the recipe asks for boiling water, if anyone could answer that for I would appreciate it!!!

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andianaplus3 March 24, 2006

These were more cup cake like than muffins, but were great! They are moist and very chocolatey. Since everyone in my family is a chocoholic, it didn't take long for these to vanish. I will make these again and double the recipe. Thanks.

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rfollis February 28, 2006

These muffins were gone almost as soon as they came out of the oven. In the middle of making these I found out I was out of cocoa, so I reduced the sugar a little and used 1 oz. melted chocolate chips. The batter is thin but they taste great. These are easy and fast to make. Thanks for the recipe.

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Cilantro in Canada January 22, 2006

Awesome, versatile recipe! The ingredients are easy to find in your pantry, and the muffins still come out delicious even with slight variations (i.e., substitute milk for water)

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Crystella December 02, 2005

Wonderful recipe! I added 1 cup of miniature chocolate chips to the batter and omitted the icing, but the chocolate flavor was still amazing.

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ChefMDTP November 10, 2005

After a look at the photo I could never have resisted trying the recipe. Excellent and easy.

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windywood September 09, 2005

To cut back a bit on the calories I didn't bother with the icing. I thought these were quite ok without the icing. But I bet ya they would be even better with the icing. Maybe next time??

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Tebo June 23, 2005

I just loved these so chocolaty, nice and fluffy and yummy. I didn't have cocca so I used cocca powder but then I found the muffins had a tanned colour not brown. So the next try I used 100grams of dark cooking chocolate, melted it in a saucepan and voila! Word of warning though, the muffin mixture is watery as said but also I advise you combine the margarine and flour well otherwise when you add the water it becomes very lumpy.

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mashimaro_100 June 02, 2005
Chocolate Muffins