Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Chocolate Dessert Muffins

  • 225g plain flour
  • 55g cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 115g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 250ml single cream
  • 6 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 85g plain chocolate

For the sauce:

  • 200g plain chocolate
  • 25g butter
  • 50ml single cream


Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celcius. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line with 12 paper cases.

Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Sir in the sugar

Lightly beaten the eggs in a large bowl then beat in the cream and oil. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the beaten liquid ingredients. Stir gently until just combined; do not over-mix.

Break the chocolate evenly into 12 pieces. Scoop half of the mixture into the prepare muffin tin. Place a piece of chocolate in the centre of each then poon in the remaining mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes until well risen and firm to touch.

Meanwhile, make the sauce. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Stir until blended then stir in the ceam and mix together. remove from the heat and stir until smooth.

Leave the muffins in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove from the tin and place on serving plates. Serve warm with the chocolate sauce poured over the top of each muffin.

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