Double Chocolate Muffins

Double Chocolate Muffins

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Did you know that you can make muffins using heavy cream as an ingredient? I discovered only recently, and that by mistake, I could say. 

 

One day, I was a bit in a hurry, just returned from a grocery store, bought some heavy cream and decided all of a sudden to make an ice cream. Forgot for the moment that for the heavy cream to whip well it needs to be cold, to stay at least one day in the fridge.

 

I started whipping the heavy cream and of course.. it didn't  whip very well, didn't get as stiff as I would have needed for the ice cream. My eggs were already beaten with the sugar so what could I do.. . as I didn't want to use that whipped heavy cream in an ice cream recipe I finally decided that I will make some muffins and see how it works.

 

Added quickly some cocoa powder into the heavy cream, than combined it with the beaten eggs.. added flour and the rest of ingredients.. and guess what: one of the most delicious chocolate muffins were about to come out of the oven...the smell while baking was incredible.. could hardly wait to cool a bit so I can devour them. My daughters were thrilled.. their happiest moment of the day:)

 

The heavy cream muffins were absolutely amazing. They don't need any additional butter or oil, the fat in heavy cream is enough to create one of the moist muffins ever. Combine this with chocolate and you are in Chocolate Heaven. The muffins don't stick to the muffins paper cups at all, they remove very easy and so, by a simple mistake I actually discovered my favorite double chocolate muffin recipe. Give it a try, it is easy, quick and I am sure you will love it too.


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Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins
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Pumpkin Muffins

 

 

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Ingredients
  • Makes 12 muffins
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (135g) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250 g) heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup (40g) cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 2/3 (210g) cups flour
  • 4 oz (120 g) bittersweet chocolate
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F). Line the muffin tins with paper cups. Cut the chocolate in small chunks.
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  2. In a large bowl place the eggs, sugar, salts and vanilla extract. Mix well until thick, creamy and pale yellow colored. Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
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  3. Add cocoa powder over the whipped heavy cream and mix to combine.
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  4. Add whipped cream to eggs mixture and mix well.
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  5. Add baking powder and flour and mix to combine.
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  6. Fold in the chocolate chunks and keep about 2 tbsp of chocolate for topping.
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  7. Spoon mixture into the muffin cups. Add the remained chocolate chunks on top of them.
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  8. Bake for about 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool a bit over a wire rack before serving. If the chocolate on top melted entirely add some more chunks while they are still warm to get a nice look on top.
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Nutrition facts 1 Muffin - Calories:213, Fat:8.1g, Saturated Fat:4.8g, Carbohydrates:32.1g, Sugar:16.2, Fiber:1.5g, Protein:4.5g, Cholesterol:57mg, Calories from Fat 73, Sodium 28mg, Potassium 220mg, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 7%, Iron 9%, Nutrition Grade C-, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On August 25, 2014 at 05:34 pm, Kayle (The Cooking Actress) said...
ooooh I love how decadent these muffins look! Those big chunks of chocolate are calling my name!
On August 26, 2014 at 01:45 am, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
I would love to have these muffins for breakfast tomorrow! :) Two thumbs up! Good to know about heavy cream!
On August 26, 2014 at 01:47 am, Jess @ Sweet Menu said...
Oooh love these chocolate muffins! They look wonderful, with a lovely high top and so many choc chunks. Your step by step photos are also very handy!
On August 26, 2014 at 11:15 am, dina said...
they look so chocolatey and delicious!
On September 08, 2014 at 10:45 pm, Jess @ Sweet Menu said...
Amazing! I love muffins, especially chocolate ones. Just look at those chunks of chocolate peeking through - yum!
On March 10, 2015 at 09:38 am, Marina said...
Looks delicious!!!!!! Thanks
On March 17, 2015 at 10:19 am, Fada said...
I made the muffin it's amazing thanks
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So glad to hear that:) Thank you for writing me back.

On March 23, 2015 at 05:14 pm, Roxana said...
Thank you for the recipe. I made this muffins and they are really delicious and easy to make.
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I am so glad you like it Roxana, one of my favorite muffins so far.

On May 22, 2015 at 04:00 pm, Mansi said...
Hi can they be made eggless?
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I have a chocolate eggless recipe here: http://www.homecookingadventure.com/recipes/chocolate-coconut-muffins.. you might add the chocolate chunks in this recipe.. it will turn great.  If you don't like the coconut.. just leave them out.. and use only 1 cup of water.

On June 06, 2015 at 01:17 pm, Manahil said...
please please tell the name of the song in the video? :3 i cant find it.. please! loved the muffins though <3
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Glad you like the muffins too:) hehe.. The name of the song is: "I Never Saw It Coming". You can find it here: http://www.audionetwork.com/browse/m/track/i-never-saw-it-coming_68586?keyword=I-Never-Saw-It-Coming

On July 09, 2015 at 01:29 am, Melissa Crabtree said...
I just made these! The family loved them <3 Will be making these regularly.
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So glad you loved these too.. By far my favorite chocolate muffins.

On September 22, 2015 at 05:51 pm, Iffat said...
Hi I live in United kingdom.is bittersweet chocolate the same as dark chocolate.I can't find bittersweet choc in shops.also does US heavy cream equate to double cream(whipping) in u.k Thanks
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yes... when I say bittersweet chocolate I meant dark chocolate somewhere between 55-75% cocoa solids. Yes.. heavy cream is the equivalent to double cream. Sorry for the late answer and hope you will give this recipe a try:)

On October 04, 2015 at 11:45 pm, ronalyn said...
Glad i found a recipe that dont need any butter/oil. I made it today and it was a hit. My niece love it, she says mmm its delicious! :) and shes only 4 years old.Thanks for sharing this wonderful easy to make recipes .. i have one on the list, next is your chocolate caramel bars. Greetings from Philippines!
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I couldn't be more happy hear that:) Let me know how the chocolate caramel bars turn for you..Wish you all the best.

On October 06, 2015 at 09:24 am, William said...
Hi there, I wanted to ask you about the background music of this video, can you tell me what is the song name is. Thank you
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The name of the song is: "I Never Saw It Coming". You can find it here: http://www.audionetwork.com/browse/m/track/i-never-saw-it-coming_68586?keyword=I-Never-Saw-It-Coming Hope you will try the recipe as well :)

On October 10, 2015 at 01:59 am, William said...
Hi there, thank you for replying my comment and I already tried this recipe and it was very great. Thank you for showing us this recipe
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I am so happy whenever people are trying my recipes, they succeed and come back to let me know. Thank you so much, really appreciate that

On October 20, 2015 at 08:21 am, lilith said...
Hi.. what kind of flour do you use?
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I usually use all purpose flour (type 550)

On January 20, 2016 at 11:52 am, Hazel said...
Thanks for great recipe, we loved it. Greetings from Turkey
On February 25, 2016 at 06:22 pm, Jan said...
I just made this and had one for breakfast! Its absolutely amazing, although it does require more bowl washing. Looking for other muffin recipes to use up my quart of heavy cream, any? :)
On March 06, 2016 at 04:43 am, aisha said...
Well , hi ELLA, I just love all your beautiful recipes and videos . Have tried this recipe about a dozen times and just comes out better each and every time !! Thanks a lot for this delicious recipe....I too have a lot interest in baking and cooking .. love to make all of your amazing recipes.. well, I am a chocoholic and love chocolates .. So if YOU COULD PLZ PLZZ POST ANY KINDS OF CHOCOLATE CAKES, so it would be great...and also one more thing please share some more bundt cake recipes .. would be pleasure.. hope you reply my comment. thank you with lots of love. from belle.
On March 06, 2016 at 04:46 am, aisha said...
Well , hi ELLA, I just love all your beautiful recipes and videos . Have tried this recipe about a dozen times and just comes out better each and every time !! Thanks a lot for this delicious recipe....I too have a lot interest in baking and cooking .. love to make all of your amazing recipes.. well, I am a chocoholic and love chocolates .. So if YOU COULD PLZ PLZZ POST ANY KINDS OF CHOCOLATE CAKES, so it would be great...and also one more thing please share some more bundt cake recipes .. would be pleasure.. hope you reply my comment. thank you with lots of love. from belle.
On March 22, 2016 at 10:09 am, Mansi said...
Hi I tried the eggless chocolate coconut muffins recipe and opted out for the coconut and added chocolate instead just the way you suggested, and it turned out to be amazing! Thank you so much for giving me a option of making these without eggs :) Would like to know if they should be stored in the refrigerator or not and for how many days can they be stored.
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Glad you tried them out.. sorry for the late answer.. they don't really need to be refrigerated and they can be stored for several days.. or even frozen

On May 07, 2016 at 06:46 pm, Dominique said...
Made these this morning for Mother's Day... They're a success! We all love them - thanks for sharing :)
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couldn't be more happy to hear that:) hope you will try some other recipes as well

On September 03, 2016 at 02:40 pm, Hiam said...
Hi those muffins look amazing Can I use whipping cream instead of heavy cream ??
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HI, whipping  cream is a bit lighter. Heavy cream will whip better and hold it's shape longer than whipping cream. Thank you

On November 27, 2017 at 08:20 am, Uma said...
Hi, I made these muffins and they tasted absolutely delicious. The texture is little crumbly, although I made sure not to overbake them. Any suggestion? Thank you.
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Hi Uma.

Yes, bake them  a bit less.

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