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    Perfectly Moist Chocolate Muffins

    Moist, chocolatey and delicious – these easy chocolate muffins are sure to become a favorite with all your friends and family. The perfect breakfast or snack, this recipe is better than the bakery!
    Love chocolate? You HAVE to try my Ridiculous Chocolate Cake. It’s everyone’s favorite!

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     What’s the Secret to Moist Chocolate Muffins? 
    Big, rich, moist double chocolate muffins, like the kind you see at the bakeries are really easy to make at home. The are a decadent treat with a cup of coffee or milk in the morning, or even rich enough to be enjoyed as a dessert. I use a combination of whole milk and full fat sour cream in this recipe, along with oil to really make these the most moist muffins ever. Also I share some tips and tricks below that really make this chocolate muffin recipe the best!

    What You’ll Need To Make Chocolate Muffins:
    All purpose flourUnsweetened cocoa powderBaking sodaKosher saltGranulated sugar. I have made these muffins with light brown sugar as well. I haven’t noticed a difference in taste, but the texture is a bit heavier. Whole milkOptional – instant coffee granulesSour cream. If you don’t have sour cream you can use buttermilk as a substitute. But don’t use buttermilk as a sub for the whole milk! You could also use plain Greek Yogurt as well. Large eggsVanilla extract Vegetable oil or Canola oil. You could use melted butter in place of the oil, but this can end with a slightly drier texture, in that butter has water content and oil does not. In the baking, the water will absorb and evaporate, taking moisture along with it. Semi-sweet chocolate chips. You could even use chocolate chunks, chopped chocolate, or mini chocolate chips.

     How to Make Chocolate Muffins 
    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and granulated sugar. Set aside.In a medium bowl whisk together the milk, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, and vegetable oil until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and using a rubber spatula, fold together until just combined. Add in most of the chocolate chips, reserving a handful to press into the top of the batter before baking, and stir to combine.Using a large cookie scoop (1/4 cup) fill the muffin tins almost to the top. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes until the centers are set.Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.Serve warm or at room temperature.
    Equipment You Will Need:
    Muffin tin. I use a standard sized muffin tin for this recipe that yields 16 muffins. You can bake jumbo muffins using this recipe if you prefer. You will need to increase the bake time to 25 – 30 minutes. You can also make mini muffins suing this recipe. Just line the pan with mini muffin liners and bake for 10 minutes. Large cookie scoop. I find that using a cookie or ice cream scoop to portion out the dough makes filling cupcake liners very easy!Good Chocolate. I love my Callebaut chocolate chips, and they are perfect in this recipe. Cupcake Liners. I love these parchment paper liners that I get on Amazon. If you prefer not to use liners, make sure you are coating the muffin cups in the pan with nonstick spray. 

    Tips For Success
    Use room temperature ingredients! These muffins work best if baked with all room temperature ingredients. The bake time will be more exact, as well as they will raise and create even domes if all the ingredients are the same temperature.Don’t over mix. The key to this recipe, as with most baking recipes is don’t over-mix the batter.To create the most tender muffins you don’t want too much gluten to form creating chewy, gummy, and tough muffins. Think about the texture of a muffin: you want a very moist crumb. Don’t over mix!You can add coffee granules for a deeper chocolate flavor. You see with a lot of chocolate cake recipes the use of coffee. And it’s an option here! You shouldn’t really be able to taste the coffee, it will just enhance the flavor of the chocolate. When I use coffee in this recipe I stir it into the milk and dissolve it, before mixing the wet ingredients.  If you are looking to really amp up the chocolate in this recipe use dark or dutch process cocoa powder for a more intense chocolate base. And of course, don’t over-bake these. When the tops are just set, they will be done baking. You can insert a toothpick in the center to check. A few moist crumbs should stick to the toothpick. The longer you leave them in the oven after that, the drier they will get. How To Make Muffins Less Dry? This is a common problem with chocolate muffins especially and it’s an easy fix! Make sure to measure your cocoa powder and flour properly, using the spoon and sweep method. Also like I said before don’t over bake!

    How to Store Them
    These muffins are great if stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 30 days for best freshness. 
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    Perfectly Moist Chocolate Muffins

    Author: Shelly

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 20 minutes

    Total Time: 30 minutes

    Yield: Yield: 16 standard sized muffins

    Category: Muffins

    Method: Oven

    Cuisine: Breakfast

    Description

    These Perfectly Moist Chocolate Muffins are the perfect sweet treat with coffee!!

    Ingredients

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    1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
    2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup whole milk, room temperature
    Optional – 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules *see note
    3/4 cup sour cream, room temperature
    2 large eggs, room temperature
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

    Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Set aside.
    In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and granulated sugar. Set aside.
    In a medium bowl whisk together the milk, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, and vegetable oil until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and using a rubber spatula, fold together until just combined. Add in most of the chocolate chips, reserving a handful to press into the top of the batter before baking, and stir to combine.
    Using a large cookie scoop (1/4 cup) fill the muffin tins almost to the top. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes until the centers are set.
    Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
    Serve warm or at room temperature.

    Notes

    *Instant coffee in this recipe will enhance the chocolate flavor. If using, dissolve the granules into the milk before mixing the wet ingredients together. 
    Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days. Freeze airtight for up to 30 days

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    Best Chocolate Brownies

    Method

    1 Preheat oven and line baking pan: Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C), with a rack in the lower third of the oven.
    Line the bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan with foil or parchment paper in such a way as there is an overhang on two opposite sides to make it easy to lift the brownies out when they’re done.
    2 Heat butter, cocoa, sugar, salt in a bowl over simmering water: Place the butter, cocoa, sugar, and salt in a medium-sized metal bowl. Fill a large skillet halfway with water and bring to a bare simmer. Set the bowl of the butter cocoa mixture in skillet of simmering water.
    Stir the butter cocoa mixture until the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth and hot to touch.
    Remove the bowl from the skillet and let it cool down a bit, from hot to warm.
    3 Stir in almond extract, eggs, flour, beat with spoon, add pecans: Stir in the almond extract. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, beating strongly after each addition.
    Once the batter is well mixed and shiny and thick, stir in the flour. Beat for 40 strokes with a wooden spoon.
    Mix in the pecans.
    4 Pour batter into lined pan: Pour the batter into the prepared lined pan and smooth the surface evenly.
    5 Bake: Bake 25 minutes at 325°F (160°C), or until a bamboo skewer or toothpick inserted into the center comes out still a little moist with the brownie batter. Cool completely on a rack.
    6 Cut: When the brownies have completely cooled, lift up the sides of the foil or parchment liner to remove them from the pan. Place the brownies on a cutting board and cut into squares or rectangles.

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    Super Easy, Super Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

    Cupcakes:
    1 Preheat oven and prep muffin tin: Preheat oven to 350°F with a rack in the middle position. Prepare a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
    2 Whisk dry ingredients: In a large bowl, vigorously whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt until there are no visible clumps (cocoa tends to clump up).
    3 Mix wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix together the coffee (or water plus coffee granules), vinegar, vanilla extract, and olive oil.
    4 Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir only until they just come together. Do not over-beat! The mixture should be thin and rather lumpy.
    5 Ladle the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about two-thirds of the way full.
    6 Bake: Place in oven and bake at 350°F for 18 to 20 minutes, until a bamboo skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
    7 Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool on a rack. Once cool, you can eat plain, sprinkle with powdered sugar, or drizzle or coat with frosting.
    Frosting:
    While the cupcakes are cooking, make the frosting. Melt butter in a small saucepan and remove from heat. Stir in the cocoa until smooth. Sprinkle in about a third of the powdered sugar, stir, then sprinkle in about a half of the milk. Keep alternating with the powdered sugar and either milk or vanilla, stirring after each addition, until the frosting is the consistency you want, and smooth. If it’s too runny, add more powdered sugar. If too stiff, add a little more milk or vanilla extract.
    To pipe in a decorative pattern, scoop the frosting into the corner of a ziplock freezer bag. Use scissors to cut away 1/4-inch or so from the tip of the corner. Then just squeeze the frosting out of the bag onto the cupcakes in any design you like. LEGGI TUTTO

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    Chocolate, pudding, and pie—the best of all possible worlds! Make the pie filling in the microwave and pour into a pre-baked crust. This make-ahead chocolate pie sets up in a few hours in the fridge, just in time for dessert.

    Photography Credit: Sally Vargas

    What is better than chocolate pudding? Chocolate pudding pie, of course!
    Don’t get me wrong, I love cake, but at the end of the day, the pies have it. Give me some fruit in a crust and you will be my BFF. But sometimes you just need chocolate.
    Video! How to Make Chocolate Pie

    This chocolate cream pie comes together quickly. The filling for this chocolate cream pie is dead easy to make—it’s actually a modified version of our Microwave Chocolate Pudding! It is easy to make the whole pie in the one day without feeling stressed.
    What Kind of Crust for Chocolate Pudding Pie
    Pick a crust—any crust!
    You could make this perfect pie crust or this graham cracker crust. If you want a chocolate crust, simply substitute chocolate wafers for the graham crackers.
    Or if you really need a pie in a hurry, here are a few store-bought crusts that Elise recommends.

    Easy Microwave Chocolate Pie Filling
    Once you have the crust, it’s onto the filling. Do you have 10 minutes? Because that’s all the time you will need to make it in the microwave.
    The only caveat here is to be sure the filling bubbles in the center at the end of cooking to be certain that the cornstarch cooks. Now pour that chocolate goodness into the cooled crust of your choice and wait.
    And wait.
    It feels like forever, but you can get on with your day knowing that by dessert time, you will have a deep, dark chocolate pie in the fridge. No one can argue with that.
    How to Store Chocolate Pudding Pie
    Chocolate cream pie will keep for 3 to 4 days in the fridge, loosely covered. This pie will not freeze well, as the filling tends to weep or separate.
    Other Cream Pies to Try!

    Updated October 20, 2020 : We spiffed up this post to make it sparkle! No changes to the original recipe.

    Easy Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

    A pie crust should be prepared and baked prior to making this recipe.

    Ingredients
    For the pie:
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/3 cup cornstarch
    2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    3 cups whole milk
    3 large egg yolks
    4 ounces (about 3/4 cup) 60 to 70% chocolate baking chips, wafers, or chopped chocolate
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 (9-inch) pie crust, prepared and baked, such as Perfect Pie Crust
    For the whipped cream:
    1 cup heavy whipping cream
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Chopped chocolate (for garnish)

    Method

    1 Make the pudding base: In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup of the milk and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the egg yolks. Gradually stir in the remaining milk.
     
    2 Microwave the pudding: Partially cover the bowl with plastic wrap, a paper towel, or a plate set slightly askew (so steam can escape). Microwave for 3 minutes. Remove from the microwave, take off the plastic, and whisk the pudding to distribute the heat.
    Partially cover again and microwave 2 more minutes. Remove and whisk again. The pudding have started thickening.
    Continue to microwave in 45-second increments, stirring the pudding between each increment. The pudding is ready when you see the mixture bubbling around the edges and it has thickened enough for the whisk to leave a light trail, or ribbon, through the pudding (it’s ok if it seems a little loose at this point; the pudding will thicken further as it cools). Total cooking time will be 6 to 8 minutes.
     
    3 Add the chocolate, butter and vanilla: Add the chocolate, butter and vanilla to the bowl and stir with a whisk until the chocolate and butter melt and the mixture is smooth.

    4 Fill the pie: Pour the filling into the pie crust. Let cool for 1 hour at room temperature. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill, uncovered, for at least 4 hours or until set. When fully set, the pudding will no longer jiggle when you nudge the pie and a paring knife inserted into the pie should emerge with just a little chocolate on it (not totally gooey).

    5 When ready to serve, make the whipped cream: In the bowl of an electric mixer, stir the cream, sugar, and vanilla together. Beat on medium-high speed until the cream forms soft peaks. Spread the cream over the pie and sprinkle the top with chopped chocolate.
    6 Serve: This pie is best served on the same day that it’s made, or the crust has a tendency to become soggy.

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    Meet your new go-to chocolate cupcake recipe. These cupcakes have it all — moist, rich cake, thick fudgy frosting, even sprinkles on top. They’re perfect for birthdays, baby showers, holiday gatherings, and everything in between.

    Photography Credit: Cindy Rahe

    Chocolate cupcakes were one of the first recipes I became obsessed with perfecting.
    To me, the ideal chocolate cupcake is moist with a deep chocolate flavor. The recipe also should produce exactly one dozen cupcakes in a standard muffin tin, no more and no less.

    The Secret to Moist, Rich Cupcakes
    I worked hard, trying a half dozen different versions. My original recipe called for sour cream in the batter, which produced a rich and slightly denser cupcake. But one day, I tried substituting buttermilk and it has now become my go-to.
    These cupcakes are just rich enough. They’re nicely moist and a little lighter in texture than my sour cream version, yet sturdy enough to hold a generous crown of whatever frosting you choose.
    The Best Chocolate Frosting for Cupcakes
    I’ve opted to top these cupcakes with a fudgy, dark chocolate frosting. It’s a little thicker than classic buttercream thanks to lots of melted chocolate, but it has a deeper chocolate flavor.
    To gild the lily, I like to finish the cupcakes with a shower of chocolate sprinkles on top—my favorite are Dutch dark chocolate sprinkles, like Deruyter brand. They actually taste like chocolate instead of wax! I find them at World Market, online, or even in the international aisle of some grocery stores.

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    How Far Ahead Can You Make These Cupcakes?
    Frosted Cupcakes: You can store the frosted cupcakes at room temperature for a few days. If your kitchen is warmer than 70°F, or your cupcakes have been out for a while, refrigerate them.
    Unfrosted Cupcakes: Store the unfrosted cupcakes for in an airtight container at room temperature. Frost within 2 days.
    To freeze baked cupcakes without frosting, wrap them individually in plastic and seal in a plastic bag or tub. For the best favor, use within a month.
     Frosting: On its own, the chocolate frosting will keep refrigerated for up to a week, and frozen for up to 2 months. Give the frosting time to come to temperature before frosting the cupcakes.
    Swaps & Substitutions
    Do not swap the Dutch processed cocoa powder for any other cocoa powder. Dutch processed is important for both flavor and for the recipe to work properly.
    If you don’t have buttermilk, swap in some yogurt or sour cream thinned with a little milk. You can also make a DIY buttermilk substitute by combining a cup of milk with a tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar.
    Try another frosting! Regular vanilla buttercream or cream cheese frosting would be great.
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    Double Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

    Ingredients
    For the cupcakes:
    1 cup (4 1/2 oz) all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup (2 oz) Dutch-processed cocoa powder, sifted
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1 cup (4 oz) sugar
    3/4 cup buttermilk
    1/2 cup canola oil
    2 large eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    For the frosting:
    8 ounces dark chocolate
    1 tablespoon corn syrup
    1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
    1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar
    2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
    4 to 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
    Pinch of kosher salt
    Chocolate sprinkles

    Method

    1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
    2 Make the cake batter: In a mixing bowl, whisk the flour, sifted cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar together. In a large liquid measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk, canola oil, eggs, and vanilla. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk until just smooth and combined.

    3 Bake the cupcakes: Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups (each cup will be nearly full). Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, or until the tops of the cupcakes spring back to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    Remove from the oven and cool completely on a rack before frosting.

    4 Melt the chocolate for the frosting: Place the chocolate for the frosting in a glass measuring cup and melt in the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until completely smooth. Stir in the corn syrup.
    Set aside to cool to room temperature (I usually pour it into a wide, shallow bowl to speed up cooling).

    5 Make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until soft. Add 1 1/2 cups of the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Beat until combined; it may be crumbly, but that’s okay. Beat in 4 tablespoons of the heavy cream and the salt and continue beating until the mixture smooths out.
    Beat in the room temperature chocolate and corn syrup into the mixture until smooth and incorporated. If needed, beat in additional powdered sugar and/or heavy cream to get a smooth and spreadable consistency that you like.
    Spread the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes using an offset spatula or butter knife, or transfer to a piping bag and pipe. Top with sprinkles if you want.

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    Cindy Rahe
    Cindy Rahe is the recipe maker and picture taker behind Hungry Girl por Vida. She loves to bake from scratch and make things that taste as good as they look. Cindy was born near Seoul but grew up in California and Nevada. She believes strongly in homemade birthday cakes, creamy coffee, and making room for dessert.
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