Delicious Orange Chocolate Muffins

Total Time
45mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set 12 cup cake liners in a muffin pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Put butter in freezer.
  4. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl EXCEPT for chocolate chips.
  5. Cut orange into pieces and blend with orange juice.
  6. Take butter out of the freezer and shred it. Put shredded butter back in the freezer for 1 minute.
  7. Add egg to wet mixture and mix well.
  8. Add frozen shredded butter to wet mixture and blend until amalgamated but still with bits.
  9. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix till amalgamated. Do not overmix or the butter will melt.
  10. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  11. Divide batter among the 12 cups.
  12. Bake for 15 minute
  13. Turn pan around (180 degrees) and bake for another 3 minute.
  14. Take muffins out of the tin and place on a rack.
  15. Mix Topping and spread over the tops.
  16. Let rest for 5 to 10 minute.
  17. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

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]