Hot Cross Chocolate Muffins

Posted by in Chocolate Recipes on April 4 2012 | Leave A Comment

Here’s a very simple recipe for Chocolate Muffins with an Easter twist.

Ingredients (makes 12)

  • 90g butter, melted
  • 310g (2 and 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 65g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 185g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 330ml (1 and 1/3 cup) milk
  • 200g chocolate chips (dark or milk)
  • 150g white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds removed (optional)


Preheat oven to 190°C. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.

Place butter, flour, cocoa, sugar, egg, milk and chocolate chips together in a large bowl and mix with a spoon or spatula until well combined.

Spoon mixture evenly into prepared muffin cases.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until lightly browned and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely.

Once muffins are completely cool, place the white chocolate in a metal bowl or heat-proof bowl and place over another bowl or saucepan of boiled water (the water only needs to heat the bowl – it doesn’t need to touch it). Keep stirring the chocolate until it melts. Add the vanilla bean seeds (optional) and mix to combine. Remove chocolate from heat.

Use a piping bag or drizzle from a spoon to draw a cross on each muffin. Serve.


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  1. Sounds utterly delicious!

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