Chocolate-Orange-Almond Muffins

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READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 12 muffins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 60
    g dark eating chocolate, chopped coarsely
  • 1
    teaspoon finely-grated orange rind
  • 23
    cup orange juice (160ml)
  • 90
    g butter, softened
  • 1
    cup firmly packed soft brown sugar
  • 23
    cup self-raising flour (100g)
  • 2
    tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 13
    cup almond meal (40g, I have used flaked almonds crushed in a food processor as a substitute)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to moderately slow (170ºC) and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Combine chocolate, rind and juice in a small saucepan; stir over low heat until smooth.
  • Beat butter, sugar and eggs in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in sifted flour and cocoa powder, almond meal and warm chocolate mixture.
  • Divide among the muffin holes smoothing the surface of the muffins.
  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes depending on your oven. Test with a skewer to be sure.
  • Cool and dust with icing sugar to serve.
  • Note: These can be iced if you like, I suggest Recipe #89207.
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