Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is an adaption of a friend's. My nephew devoured them as they came out of the oven! The frozen butter fully dissolves as it cooks and creates mini pockets of air which provide a light texture. They last well for a couple of days in an air tight container.
- 1 1⁄2 cups sifted flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 7⁄8 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 whole orange
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- Set 12 cup cake liners in a muffin pan.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Put butter in freezer.
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl EXCEPT for chocolate chips.
- Cut orange into pieces and blend with orange juice.
- Take butter out of the freezer and shred it. Put shredded butter back in the freezer for 1 minute.
- Add egg to wet mixture and mix well.
- Add frozen shredded butter to wet mixture and blend until amalgamated but still with bits.
- Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix till amalgamated. Do not overmix or the butter will melt.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Divide batter among the 12 cups.
- Bake for 15 minute
- Turn pan around (180 degrees) and bake for another 3 minute.
- Take muffins out of the tin and place on a rack.
- Mix Topping and spread over the tops.
- Let rest for 5 to 10 minute.
Made this recipe as given, & must say, your muffins are outstanding, but then I'm an orange-lovin' chocoholic, so . . . Had planned on sharing them with a small group of neighbors, but after the 2 of us devoured 4 of the muffins right out of the oven, we decided to keep 'em all to ourselves & snack on them for a couple of days! Definitely a keeper recipe! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed for one of the chefs I adopted during this Spring's Pick A Chef event]