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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18 Responses to “It’s that time again… Time for a CSN Giveaway!”

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    Ellen — February 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I can’t wait to go to Nunavut this May!!

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    I’m most excited for running my marathon in March! First one.

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    So many things including: getting married in May, spending a week in Grand Rapids/Chicago with friends and family and going to the Bahamas this Fall!

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    Cindy in Edmond — February 22, 2011 at 1:50 am

    For my sons graduation.

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    Vacation with my hubby. Its been a stressful few weeks with more to come.

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    Lauren (PB&G) — February 22, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    I am really looking forward to sharing my newfound eating habits with my family and friends, showing them that I can make a delicious vegan feast!

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    I’m looking forward to taking a trip this year – both my husband and I have “big” birthdays coming up, and our 5th anniversary as well. We’re thinking of either Europe or Hawai’i.

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    JulieAnn — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I’m looking forward to taking a trip this year – both my husband and I have “big” birthdays coming up, and our 5th anniversary as well. We’re thinking of either Europe or Hawai’i.

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    Lauren (PB&G) — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I am really looking forward to sharing my newfound eating habits with my family and friends, showing them that I can make a delicious vegan feast!

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    JoAnn — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

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    Cindy in Edmond — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    For my sons graduation.

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    Evan Thomas — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I’m most excited for running my marathon in March! First one.

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    Ellen — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I can’t wait to go to Nunavut this May!!

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