Double Chocolate Muffins

  • Author: Jessica Holmes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 12 muffins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


Bakery-style chocolate muffins loaded with chocolate pieces.


  • 280 grams (2 cups) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 40 grams (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • 20 grams (1/4 cup) dutch processed cocoa powder*
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) caster sugar
  • 115 grams (1/2 cup / 1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 240 ml (1 cup) buttermilk*
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) boiling water
  • 150 grams (1 cup) milk or dark chocolate pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 200 C (390 F) standard / 180 C (350 F) fan-forced. Grease a 12-hole muffin pan well with butter. In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powders. Add sugars and mix together with a wooden spoon.
  2. Using the microwave, heat butter until just melted, stirring every 15 seconds. Remove the butter and set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile turn the kettle on and pour out 1/4 cup of boiling water and set aside.
  3. Next, add vanilla, eggs and buttermilk to your cooled butter and whisk gently until combined. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients and begin to fold. Throw in the chocolate pieces.
  4. Gently mix using a spatula or wooden spoon and then pour in the hot water. Fold until the mixture is just combined – be careful not to over mix.
  5. Spoon batter into your muffin pan – the holes will be quite full. Bake for 5 minutes before turning the heat down to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced. Bake for a further 10-15 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Gently remove muffins from pan and cool completely on a cooling rack.


If you don’t have dutch processed cocoa powder, just substitute regular cocoa powder.

If you don’t have any buttermilk, simply add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to 1 cup of milk and leave to sit for 5 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 319

Keywords: Chocolate, Muffins

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