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Dark chocolate muffins

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Dark indulgent muffins that are too tempting to resist. For a romantic touch for a loved one, cover the top with a heart stencil and dust with icing sugar.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Dark chocolate broken into pieces
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • ¼tsp ¼tsp Baking powder
  • ¼tsp ¼tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Cocoa powder sieved
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Sour cream
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Icing sugar to decorate (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl. Microwave on medium (500W) for 2 minutes, stir then microwave for a further 2 more minutes until smooth. Alternatively, rest the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water until the ingredients melt.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200g 7⅛ oz Dark chocolate broken into pieces
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Butter (unsalted)
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Stir together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa powder and golden caster sugar in a large bowl.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200g 7⅛ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
    • ¼tsp ¼tsp Baking powder
    • ¼tsp ¼tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Cocoa powder sieved
    • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    In a jug, lightly mix together the soured cream and eggs. Pour into the dry ingredients with the melted chocolate mixture. Mix together until just combined.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Sour cream
    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range)
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Divide the mixture between the prepared paper cases and bake the muffins for 18 minutes until risen and firm. Cut a heart shape out of a piece of paper, rest paper over a muffin and dust with sieved icing sugar.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Unrefined golden icing sugar