The Ultimate Chocolate Brownie Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe goes back to when my son was small and that is quite a while back, and I still make them, these are moist and rich no need for an electric mixer for this recipe it's all mixed with a wooden spoon, I have even added in chopped walnuts or mini chocolate chips, my Kittencal's Chocolate Frosting/Icing works great with these :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350°F.
  2. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.
  3. In a medium bowl combine cocoa and baking powder; mix to combine.
  4. Add in boiling water; mix well with a wooden spoon to combine.
  5. Add in the melted butter and vanilla; mix well.
  6. Add in the sugar, mix well with a wooden spoon.
  7. Stir in eggs with a wooden spoon; mix until combined.
  8. Mix the flour with salt; add in the chocolate mixture; mix well to combine (batter will be a bit on the thin side).
  9. Add/mix in mini chocolate chips or walnuts (or 1 cup of both!).
  10. Using an ice cream scoop fill each of the muffin tins almost to the top.
  11. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until muffins are done, don't over bake! (might take a little longer, depending on how full the muffin tins are with the batter).
  12. Cool, drizzle glaze over or frost with buttercream frosting.


Most Helpful

Very chocolatey. However, mine came out REALLY dense. I'm not quite sure where I might have gone wrong; my mom said the melted butter should not have been hot, I think it might have been because I added the dry ingredients to the wet instead of the other way around it may have led to overmixing. Either way, they still taste really good; I used walnuts and chopped dark chocolate. And only used 1 cup of sugar. Would make again, though more cautiously, because I want to master making muffins!

xxsimplysweetxx October 15, 2010

These were excellent muffins. I made as directed except substituted 1/4 c coconut oil and 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce for the 3/4 c of melted butter. They were moist and delicious. I also added the miniature chocolate chips to mine. I got 12 regular muffins and 20 mini muffins with 1 recipe. DELICIOUS!!!!!

Bobbin August 30, 2013

Another triumph, KittenCal. Made with Splenda, of course (DH is diabetic) but tasted and it's the absolute brownie texture. I used a cup of coconut and a half cup (one bar) of no sugar added dark chocolate. YUM!

Carol in Cabo June 02, 2013

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