These tasty chocolate muffins are so speedy and simple that I like to make them when friends call to say they’re dropping by – the wonderful fragrance of baking will greet them when they arrive half an hour later! This recipe is from expert chocolatier Mark Tilling and is published in my (if I do say it myself) gorgeous cookbook I Love Chocolate I Love Thermomix. You can watch Mark and me making the recipe together on my YouTube channel too.
For this recipe, and for all baking purposes, it’s very important that your unsweetened cocoa powder has a minimum of 20% cocoa butter content. The cocoa butter content in the cocoa powder is what delivers the true flavour of chocolate to the muffins. See my second tip below the recipe to learn how to choose a good quality cocoa powder and the brands I use.
This recipe is suitable for Thermomix TM6, TM5, TM31
- Preheat oven to 170°C without fan/150°C with fan/325°F/gas 3/Aga baking oven, then cut baking paper into 12 squares 15×15 cm. Push one baking paper square into each hole of a 12 hole muffin tin so the paper sides rise above the tin to form homemade muffin cases – see tips.
- Mix all ingredients 15 sec/speed 5 then scrape down sides of TM bowl with spatula.
- Mix again 5 sec/speed 5, spoon mixture evenly into paper cases and bake approx. 25 minutes or until done – they should be springy to the touch. For Aga baking oven, bake 20-22 minutes. Serve warm or cooled to room temperature, decorated or plain (see tips). Best served on day of making.