Dense Chocolate Muffins

"Simply irresistible! And what's more : it's guilt-free!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
12 muffins




  • Heat oven to 350°F Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
  • Stir together flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; stir in yogurt, milk and vanilla just until combined. Do not beat. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack. Remove from pans. Sprinkle powdered sugar over tops of muffins, if desired. Serve warm.
  • Store, covered, at room temperature or freeze in airtight container for longer storage.

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  1. bmcnichol
    These were good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written other then I used vanilla yogurt as that is all I had. They were nice solid chocolate muffins. Mine took 15 minutes.
  2. Bobbin
    Wonderful muffins! We all loved these. They were super moist and delicious. I used whole wheat flour and added a handful of miniature chocolate chips. Simply delightful.
  3. HokiesMom
    I was pleasantly surprised because I was really expecting a rubbery texture to this muffin due to lack of oils but they are fabulous! Some we ate as is and others I dusted with confectioner's powder as a sweeter twist. It is so nice to have a guilt-free muffin to serve my family that is quick and easy to make and very easy to grab & go on busy mornings. Made in the Best of 2010 Tag event (based on Chef Buggsy Mate's review)
  4. Chef Buggsy Mate
    My 9 year old daughter made these today. They were wonderful!!! very moist and tasty. She followed the recipe exactly except for the addition of 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips. She did have to bake them a few minutes longer then the recipe called for. This recipe is a definite keeper.
  5. Connie Lea
    These were great, especially for a healthier muffin. Taste kind of like a chocolate sponge cake. I made exactly as written except I did add a half a cup of walnuts. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.


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