Moist Chocolate Chip Muffins

    35 mins

    Stewed apples make these muffins tender and sweet without impacting the great chocolate flavour.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 cup apple sauce
    • 1/4 cup (60g) butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125g) brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup (250g) plain flour
    • 1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 cup (185g) dark cooking chocolate chips
    • 2 tablespoons icing sugar

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line muffin tray (cups ~6cm in diameter) with paper patty cups/muffin cases.
    2. In large mixing bowl mix the butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until well combined. Add apple sauce then blend well.
    3. In a separate bowl stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and cinnamon, if desired. Add to butter mixture mixing well. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.
    4. Bake at 180 degrees C for 22 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out almost clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle muffin tops with icing sugar, if desired. Serve warm.

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    When I saw all of the positive reviews for these muffins, I thought I'd found a winner. Boy was I wrong. The muffins are very sugary tasting, bland, and lacking in chocolate flavor. Fudgy was definitely the wrong adjective to use in the name, because there is nothing fudge-like about them. I was expecting something more rich and flavorful. Definitely one of the worst chocolate-chocolate chip muffins I've ever tasted. I won't be making these again.  -  12 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Contrary to the other reviewers' thoughts, I found this muffin to be very moist and fudgy. I always cut baking time by a third or a quarter and start checking for doneness at that time. I don't usually have toothpicks so I found a spaghetti noodle works great...if it comes back clean after being poked int he center of the muffin, it is done. My children LOVED LOVED LOVED the muffins and they were gone that very day.  -  21 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A very nice recipe. Tastes very good. But I had to cut down baking time, because they came out to dry. I also did add a little milk and a little more softened butter. So the second time (yes yes) I made them they were delicious and also moist and tasty. Thanks for the great recipe. Greetings from the Netherlands! (Excuse my bad language!)  -  30 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)