Double Chocolate Muffins

    35 minutes

    Stewed apples make these muffins tender and sweet without impacting the great chocolate flavour.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 cup apple sauce
    • 1/4 cup (60g) butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125g) brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup (250g) plain flour
    • 1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 cup (185g) dark cooking chocolate chips
    • 2 tablespoons icing sugar

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line muffin tray (cups ~6cm in diameter) with paper patty cups/muffin cases.
    2. In large mixing bowl mix the butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until well combined. Add apple sauce then blend well.
    3. In a separate bowl stir together flour, cocoa, bi carb soda and cinnamon, if desired. Add to butter mixture mixing well. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.
    4. Bake at 180 degrees C for 22 to 26 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out almost clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle muffin tops with icing sugar, if desired. Serve warm.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Equal amounts of Sugar and Flour just seemed too much for me, so I only used the 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar and they were still a little too sweet for me, but that might be because there were just too many Choc Chips. I also added one mashed Banana. I creamed the Egg and Sugar, then beat in the Butter and mixed in the rest of wet ingredients. Made them light and fluffy.  -  31 Oct 2010


    I liked this recipe because it is relatively low in fat. It had too much sugar though, so I only used the Brown Sugar, left the white sugar out. I also added a mashed Banana, and they were very tasty. There were too many Choc Chips, so next time I'll make them with only 1/2 cup of Choc Chips. This is a good healthy recipe. The Apple and Banana made them lovely and moist. Didn't bother with the Icing Sugar. The kids loved making and eating them!  -  31 Oct 2010


    When I saw all of the positive reviews for these muffins, I thought I'd found a winner. Boy was I wrong. The muffins are very sugary tasting, bland, and lacking in chocolate flavor. Fudgy was definitely the wrong adjective to use in the name, because there is nothing fudge-like about them. I was expecting something more rich and flavorful. Definitely one of the worst chocolate-chocolate chip muffins I've ever tasted. I won't be making these again.  -  12 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)