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How to Make the Best Dark Chocolate Muffins

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These delicious dark chocolate muffins are easy to bake.

These delicious dark chocolate muffins are easy to bake.

Simple Dark Chocolate Muffin Recipe

This is a great, simple recipe for how to make dark chocolate muffins. I don't use any cocoa powder in my chocolate muffins, just real 70% dark chocolate—leaving them rich, moist, and totally yummy. This recipe is also adaptable if you want to add extra ingredients like nuts or dried fruit.

Cook Time

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10 min

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30 min



  • 5 oz dark 70% chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups plain white flour
  • 1/2 cup soft brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks or chips
Chunky dark chocolate makes these muffins stand out.

Chunky dark chocolate makes these muffins stand out.


  1. First, prep your muffin tin using butter to grease the tins or paper cups.
  2. Preheat your oven to 180C or 350F.
  3. Melt the butter and chocolate chunks together either in a bowl over a saucepan of water or in a microwave. I find using a microwave on a lower power for 1 min at a time is best. Using 50% power on 3 or 4 separate minutes works for me—just make sure to stir it well after each time.
  4. Sieve the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl and mix them together.
  5. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg and gradually add the milk.
  6. Mix the egg mixture into the dry ingredients a bit at a time until it is all combined. If it seems a little too dry or sticky, add a little more milk, but no more than 1/4 cup.
  7. Add the chocolate gradually until the whole amount is added and fully combined with the batter; it should be a smooth colour throughout.
  8. Next, add the chocolate chunks—or any other ingredient you wish, such as nuts or dried fruit—and mix, so they are evenly combined.
  9. Fill each of your muffin cups 2/3 of the way up, and place them in the centre of your oven for 18-20 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Then enjoy!