Chocolate Chocolate Muffins and a Giveaway!

I was contacted earlier this year by Debby Maugans of Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers. She asked if I’d be willing to review her cookbook and offered to give one away to a lucky reader as well. Life got in the way of me getting around to this until now, and I’m glad I finally found time to make a recipe from the cookbook.

Debby starts the book with an introduction to small batch baking, including details about the various equipment you may need. After that, her recipes are well laid out and easy to follow. In the middle of the cookbook, there is a spread of full color photos of some of the recipes in the book.

After perusing the cookbook multiple times, I had flagged quite a few recipes. I decided I wanted to highlight something chocolatey, since that’s the whole point of the cookbook! I settled on these chocolate chocolate muffins because I had every thing on hand last weekend and wanted a tasty snack.

This recipe yielded 4 regular sized muffins (or 2 giant muffins) and it was the perfect afternoon snack for me and Hubby. I put the other two muffins into plastic bags and we each took one to work the next day as well.

As you can see, these muffins scream CHOCOLATE. The batter is chocolate and there’s 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in there! That comes out to 2 Tbsp of chocolate chips per muffin! I used Ghirardelli bittersweet chips because they’re my favorite. The hardest part about this recipe was waiting long enough for them to cool so I could bite into one!

Giveaway Rules:

  • To enter, leave a comment telling me what your favorite chocolate treat is
  • Entries must be submitted by midnight (EST) on Thursday, July 28th
  • Only one entry per person

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Chocolate Chocolate Muffins

Yield: 4 muffins

Ingredients:

1/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
3 Tbsp buttermilk
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp well-beaten egg

1/3 cup + 3 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Line 4 muffin cups with liners. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, butter, buttermilk, vanilla, and egg. Set aside.

Place a fine-mesh sieve over a medium bowl. Place the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in the sieve. Sift the ingredients into the bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until moistened.

Stir in the chocolate chips. Divide batter into prepared muffin tins. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

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16 Responses to “Chocolate Whiskey and Beer Cupcakes”

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    yumventures — March 10, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Mmmm amazing! I love all of the different flavors in each part of the recipe! Perfect for the 17th…maybe even with a drop of green food coloring =)

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    Sunshine — March 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make a version of htis for awhile and almost did this weekend. Now my plan is tackle them for St. Pat’s. Thanks for reminding me to do this.

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    Jes — March 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    My husband and his Army buddies LOVE these cupcakes! I get requests for them almost weekly!

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    Cara — March 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    sounds so good!! I could go for one now 🙂

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    nutmegnanny — March 10, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Well I love Irish Car Bombs so in dessert form I know I would love it even more!

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    Carly — March 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Wow – I am dying to try these. They look amazing!

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    Xiaolu — March 10, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Wow these look amazing. That looks like the perfect amount of frosting, too.

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    Joanne — March 11, 2010 at 12:17 am

    I made these for a friend’s birthday last month and absolutely fell in love with them. They are the perfect St. Patty’s day cupcake. Or any day really. My friends proclaimed them the best they had ever tasted. Yours look fantastic!

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    Brisbane Baker — March 11, 2010 at 8:07 am

    What a wonderful recipe! And just in time for St Pats 😀

    BB

    Check me out.
    http://www.brisbanebaker.blogspot.com

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    Kerstin — March 12, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Mmm, they look amazing and are so perfect for St. Patty’s Day – yum!

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    Samantha Kate — March 12, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Wow these are some fancy looking cupcakes! Great job 🙂

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    Shayna — October 9, 2010 at 2:34 am

    I’m still in the process of making these…(Have yet to Ice and taste) But My ganache didn’t come out right…I stayed runny even when completely cooled and I can’t figure out what I did wrong 🙁

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    Jen — October 11, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Shayna – So sorry to hear the ganache didn’t set up. Did you try putting it in the fridge? I’ve never had that issue…

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    Richele McHenry — March 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I am ready to make these but I do not have enough bittersweet chocolate for the ganache. Can I use semi-sweet or unsweetened chocolate? Will it still taste okay?

    • beantownbaker — March 16th, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

      Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. Semisweet would work ok, I wouldn’t use unsweetened.

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    Kristina — July 24, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Have you ever made these into a cake? I have made them multiple times and love them but was hoping to make this into a cake for a birthday. Any thoughts?

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