5 Chocolate Muffin Recipes To Improve Your Baking Skills

Compared to your regular muffins, chocolate muffins have the potential to be the star of a party, more so if you add ingredients like salted caramel, berries, and coffee to them. If your dessert looks a little pretentious at a high-end party, your guests will be impressed with all the efforts you have put into the preparation. 

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A humble bite of a gourmet chocolate muffin is all you need to make better connections and be the star of the show among people. Moreover, acing a few such recipes will help you take your baking skills up a notch. Here are some chocolate muffin recipes that will help you kick-start your journey to make gourmet desserts.

Chocolate Espresso Muffin

Keep the muffin tins ready greased with oil and lined with disposable paper liners. Whisk sugar, cocoa powder, maida, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Take another bowl and make a mixture of oil, eggs, milk, and coffee powder. Once it is smooth, mix the dry ingredients with the paste of eggs and milk until you get a smooth combination with no lumps. 

Fold in mini chocolate chips for a delightful surprise. Take scoops of this batter and pour them into muffin tins. Bake these for at least 15-18 minutes and test if the toothpick comes out dry when you insert it in the middle. After the muffins cool off, top them with coffee-flavoured buttercream frosting and enjoy.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Muffins

Preheat the oven and keep the muffin tray ready while you prepare the batter for this delicious caramel dessert. In one bowl, mix oil, milk, and eggs into a smooth concoction, and in another, mix sugar, flour, salt, sugar, and leavening. Slowly pour the wet liquid into the mixture of dry ingredients and combine them into a smooth batter.

Add some salted caramel sauce and place a scoop of this batter in each section of the muffin tray. Bake muffins for 15-20 minutes and check whether a toothpick comes out clean. After keeping them aside for 5-10 minutes, drizzle a good amount of caramel sauce for extra sweetness and sprinkle sea salt for a surprising flavour.

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

There is nothing better than adding more chocolate to a chocolate dessert. Someone who is a fan of chocolate will appreciate your efforts. Mix dry ingredients, including chocolate chips, salt, baking soda, sugar, flour, and cocoa powder in one bowl, and blend wet ingredients, like sour cream, milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla extract in the second bowl. Combine the two mixtures into a thick and smooth batter. Fold in chocolate chips later.

First, bake the muffins at 220°C for just 5 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 180°C and further bake the dessert for 15 minutes. Once the toothpick comes out clean, keep the muffins aside. You can top them with chocolate frosting and sprinkle some more chocolate chips on the top. Kids will love this. 

Chocolate-Almond Muffins

Chocolate-almond muffins are the healthy and nutritious version of a sugar-loaded dessert. First, make a concoction of milk, almond butter, oil, and egg in one bowl. Use the second to whisk cocoa powder, maida, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Combine the two mixtures and use a blender to make a smooth paste.

Bake these muffins in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes and keep them aside to cool off. You can top them with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and roasted crumbles of almonds. Store these delights in an air-tight container to increase their shelf life. 

Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

If you like to mix chocolate and fruits, cranberry is the best option. It adds subtle sweetness and sourness to the batter that guests will love the muffins. Like other recipes, mix dry ingredients like powdered sugar, maida, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder in a bowl. Make a smooth combination of milk, vegetable oil, and an egg in another bowl. Pour in chocolate chips and dried cranberries into the batter.

Bake these muffins for 20 minutes in a preheated oven. If your toothpick comes out dry, your dessert is ready to be served after 5 minutes. However, if you top it with some buttercream frosting and add cranberries or sprinkle powdered sugar on the top, it will elevate the flavours of the dessert.