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Chocolate Chip Muffins

July 1, 2010

Chocolate Chip Mufins

I had a sudden chocolate craving yesterday and that gave me the perfect reason to break into my new bag of dark chocolate. I needed something that was very chocolatey (naturally), that would be put together real fast and that was new to experiment with. Thumbing through my books, a lot of the cakes looked pretty elaborate. The time between picking the recipe and putting a piece of chocolate goodness in my mouth was a lot more than  I could handle.

And then I found the perfect recipe for the day – chocolate chip muffins in the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. The photograph of the muffins looked too good to pass up. And since they were muffins, I didn’t have to bother with making a ganache for the icing. Plus they looked wonderfully moist for a muffin, and naturally so because the recipe has more butter than muffin recipes usually have. I’m not complaining.

I tossed everything together in a jiffy (that’s why the lack of in-process photographs) and in twenty minutes I had warm, super moist muffins, oozing with melted dark chocolate chunks. Bliss.

Chocolate Chip Mufins

Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Adapted from: The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook (such a cute book!) (USAUK | India)

Yield: 12 muffins


  • An interesting point worth nothing is that the method is somewhat a cross between a cake and a muffin – it begins with creaming the eggs and sugar together, much like we do in cakes. It even calls for adding the dry and the wet ingredients alternately like a lot of the cake recipes on this blog. As for the muffin angle – it includes stirring in the butter right in the end.
  • The muffin’s pretty dense, so you can safely fill the muffin cups more than 2/3rd full.


2 eggs
1 cup / 200g sugar
1/4th tsp vanilla extract
1 cup / 120g flour
6 tbsp / 36g cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
2/3rd cup / 160ml milk
1 stick + 3 tbsp / 150g butter, melted
4 oz. / 115g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

Muffin tray


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C. In a bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder.
  2. Beat the sugar and eggs together until thoroughly mixed and pale in colour, add the vanilla extract.
  3. Add the flour mixture and the milk alternately into the egg mixture, until just incorporated. Start and end with flour.
  4. Stir in the melted butter and fold in the dark chocolate until evenly dispersed.
  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin tray lined with paper liners and bake for about 15-17 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Eat warm!


  • Reply Seema July 1, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Sounds and looks absolutely yummy – gonna be trying it this weekend :) Hope it looks half as yum as yours.

    • Reply Anonymous July 21, 2010 at 9:39 AM

      hi, im seema too :D

    • Reply soup November 4, 2010 at 8:56 PM

      i will surely try eating it look really good …….

  • Reply Sanjeeta kk July 1, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    A chocolate delight for another chocoholic!! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Reply GB July 1, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Huzzah for chocolate!!! Now I have to get my fangs in some…and there goes my diet! ;)

  • Reply sheba July 1, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    Oh yes..truly bliss!

  • Reply Summer July 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM

    HAh, perfecto!!!
    Chocolatey and so so good!
    And those hearts are so so cute, now the next thing to follow is where did ya get them!!
    And the cupcake liners seem pretty strong too, u get them in Bombay too?

    • Reply The Purple Foodie July 2, 2010 at 6:47 AM

      Hey! Ramekins from Michael’s again and the liners were sent by a blogger friend.

  • Reply pigpigscorner July 1, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    oozing with melted dark chocolate chunks…nom nom nom

  • Reply Fazela July 2, 2010 at 1:11 AM

    These look wonderful. Must try …

  • Reply Memoria July 2, 2010 at 1:40 AM

    YUM! These muffins look fantastic.

  • Reply Mags July 2, 2010 at 7:36 AM

    I love ANY muffin but especially those who crossover into the cupcake category. This looks like a delicious recipe.

  • Reply Achala July 2, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    the muffins look yum!!! will definitely try them this weekend.
    where do u buy ur choco chips from. they look so good…..have never been able to find such big sized ones.

    • Reply The Purple Foodie July 2, 2010 at 10:44 PM

      Well, these aren’t really “Chips” but are actually callets. It is Callebaut Dark Chocolate.

  • Reply Natalie @ Cake Decorating Books July 2, 2010 at 6:52 AM

    Yum. The muffins looks great must give them a try.

  • Reply Karly July 4, 2010 at 8:06 AM

    Ooh, these look delicious! I love muffins, especially chocolate ones!

  • Reply Jesse July 4, 2010 at 5:58 AM

    This would be incredible with Ronnybrook farm fresh cold whole milk. YUM!!!

  • Reply achala July 4, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    Where can I buy these callets from?? In mumbai…..

  • Reply The Purple Foodie July 4, 2010 at 11:43 PM

    emailed you the details.

    • Reply Meanie January 31, 2011 at 8:40 PM

      Could plzzzzzzzzzzz email that 2 me as well…I am little new at all this…

      • Reply Medha April 15, 2011 at 4:00 PM

        hey shaheen cud u pleeassee mail me the details as well……gotten tired of looking for callebaut..

    • Reply anushree June 24, 2011 at 11:53 AM

      Hi Shaheen,

      Please mail me the details for Callebaut Chocolate seller as well.

    • Reply Yasmeen October 5, 2011 at 2:51 PM

      Dear Shaheen

      Could you please advise where could I get hold of Callebaut Dark Chocolate in Mumbai?



      • Reply rahma November 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        pls send me the details too

        • Reply Rochelle December 3, 2014 at 8:19 PM

          Please let me know where you get Callebaut Chocolate in Mumbai.

  • Reply Richa July 5, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Oh it looks so YUM !!
    Nice blog you have, I am first time visitor and impressed:)
    Hope to see you more often.


  • Reply keerthana July 5, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Yummy :P

  • Reply Rebeca July 6, 2010 at 7:21 AM

    Oh my… I want these right now… they look incredible. I’m going to add them to my “to do list”

  • Reply Pia July 9, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    These looked sooo good that I baked some last night [yes, night! had 3 of them standing at the kitchen counter]. They were the chocolatiest, softest muffins ever to come outta my oven. I used Bournville – I know, I know, but that’s all I had! They taste even better the next day! Thanks a ton! Second batch coming in this weekend!!
    But mine never look as neat as yours, especially near the liner end. I can eyeball the rise and all, but not the liner thing. Mine either looks too soggy, oily or just plain crumbly – and it sticks a lot to the liners. Dunno why. Oven temprature and the dropping consistency, maybe? Any clue?

  • Reply The Purple Foodie July 9, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Hey Pia! I’m so glad you enjoyed this. For keeping the liners clean, pipe the batter into the muffin liners instead of spooning it it. That keeps it so neat. I’m not sure why it looks oily/crumbly though..

  • Reply Pia July 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Ohk. What do you use to pipe it in, the bag-nozzle that is used to pipe icing? Don’t have those – will search around for them. Oily/crumbly – will send you a pic of this weekend’s batch :)

  • Reply The Purple Foodie July 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    yes absolutely. Much like how I did these Honey Lavender Madeleines

  • Reply Pia July 9, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Got it. Will do that this weekend. Thanks!!

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  • Reply Meenal July 11, 2010 at 8:39 AM

    hey .. tried these out too … reallllyy … everytime i see a recipe .. i wonder how are these yummy recipes available free ? & that too with consultancy on every stumblng block we face .. you are a sweetheart shaheen.

    just a couple of thngs

    1. had been to arife ystrdy .. the yeast that he said he has was the instant dry yeast .. is that the one you always refer to for focaccia & your mouth watering pesto rolls ? want to try them soon

    2. also bought some blueberries & want to try blueberry muffns ASAP .. do you have a perfect recipe ?

    3. Lastly .. do you grease the muffin tins & then place the paper cups & then spoon the mixture on it ?

  • Reply The Purple Foodie July 11, 2010 at 9:37 AM

    Hey Meenal – thanks :)

    Yes, that’s the same instant yeast I use for baking.

    Where did you get blueberries from? I don’t have a blueberry recipe on the blog because I haven’t had a chance to bake with fresh berries.

    No, I don’t grease the tins before placing liners in them

  • Reply Meenal July 12, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    No haven’t been so lucky .. its just “CANNED” blueberries (i know how much you dislike the word CANNED :-)))

    But have had a lot of these exotic desserts with blue berries … blue berry cheesecakes, blue berry muffins, blue berry something else … so really really wanted to buy these canned blueberries & make something out of it.

    Will you be posting some recipes on them soon ?

    • Reply The Purple Foodie July 20, 2010 at 11:03 PM

      hey! sorry didn’t get back sooner. I’m not sure when I will come around to posting it, because I’m in the midst of recipe testing. The canned blueberries are perfect as a topping. I use blueberry jam to swirl it into cake batters for a fruity flavour.

  • Reply butterfly August 9, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    amazing recipe.. i tried it and everyone loved it.. i do think the chocolate shud be a lil less.

  • Reply Vrushali August 30, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Meenal… if you don’t mind other sites for reference, then you can check she has wonderful recipes for Blueberries.
    Very recently she posted blueberry muffins … very simple recipe.. must try…

  • Reply archana December 20, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    basic question- did you use salted butter or unsalted one?
    also where did you get your Callebaut Dark Chocolate callets from?

    Thanks for wonderfull recipe. will give it a try asap.

  • Reply Meanie January 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Hi Shaheen,
    Ur blog is the best blog ever. Ur map idea with details is wonderful 2 find the right shops 4 right ingredients. And ur recipes seem like treat :) Its my 1st time & I wanna bake these beautiful chocolate chip muffins 4 my Mum(surprise her) could u plz plz plz let me know where should I buy Callebaut & callets from?
    Thanking u in advance…

  • Reply Medha January 31, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Hey Shaheen, can’t thank you enough for this recipe…..the muffins turn out utterly delicious…mmmmoist and chocolatey…. and are so very easy to make….have made these at least half a dozen times for friends n family and basked in the glory :D

  • Reply su April 15, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    They look lovely…. n you hav a lovely blog….too!!!

  • Reply rwadia April 27, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    where can i buy callebaut and ghiradelli chocolates from?? which shop i crawford market

  • Reply Indrani May 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Hey Shaheen,

    Thank you ! Am a newbie at baking and these muffins turned out perfect!!! I just made a slight change – instead of using 1 cup flour, i had half cup flour and half cup wholewheat flour (atta). Infact next time i plan to make them with wholewheat completely for a healthier version. I even decorated them with some sugar flowers.

    They were enchanting.. for my first muffins ever! Thanks.


  • Reply Payal June 17, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Can’t wait to try this! Where did you get vanilla extract from? I know how to substitute it but I’ve heard the flavor of vanilla extract is the best.

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  • Reply Carizza October 6, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    I’m going to bake this tonight and I hope it will turn out just like yours. Anyways, I hope you’d also bake some of the truffles products of The chocolate nation. I’ve been craving for their products lately and I’d like to see how you’ll do it in your own style.

  • Reply Veda December 17, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    Where can I get Callebaut chocolate in bombay?

  • Reply Aishwarya March 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM


    just wanted to check if the gms to cup measurement given in your recipie is a generic one that can be applied across all recipies. I dont have a kitchen scale and have a tough time trying to convert gms to cups.


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  • Reply Prachi Masurekar November 5, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Thanks a lot; tried making these muffins and they turned out really good.

  • Reply SEEMA February 7, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Simply delicious……..just made them & they’re absolutely fabulous !!!

  • Reply Zei D'mello July 27, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Hi Shaheen.
    I’m going crazy looking for Callebaut chocolates or Ghirardelli in Mumbai. Please help.
    What about cocoa powder which do you recommend?

  • Reply aashu September 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Hi, if we have to make it without egg what would be the recipe…. M waiting

  • Reply Rochelle Desouza December 3, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Hey, where can I get Callebaut Chocolate in Mumbai?

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