Thursday 19 September 2013

Naughty Fat Chocolate Muffins


Baking has been the best way for me to relieve stress.

Lately, I’ve been very upset and disappointed over something not worth mentioning.  So I decided to turn on my oven and bake J  

For the last 2 weeks, I haven’t been baking anything new.   But I tried making bread again.  Unfortunately it didn’t work out as usual.  I just don’t have the luck in making bread…  I failed terribly all the time.   

Finally, I concluded that I failed because I didn’t knead the dough long enough.  You know why so?  Hand kneading is very tough and tiring.   I'm thinking ... ermm… how about getting a kitchen assistant?  Checking out now whether is KitchenAid a better assistant or Breadmaker? :P

Ok.  It's enough and now back to my baking.  I mentioned I haven’t been baking anything new for the last 2 weeks.  But I revisited my recipes and had baked a butter cake (egg separation method) and banana cake.  

Butter cake, banana cake and also muffins are my family all time favorites.  I’m always happy to bake for them whenever they request.  

Hey!  Look at these muffins.  Don’t you think they look awesome?  :D

Well done, Titus!!

Last weekend, I got the chance to bake with my younger son, Titus.  He was consulting me what should he bake for his home econ holiday project.  So we visited some of my regular bloggers’ recipes and he decided to bake these muffins from Bake For Happy Kids, and he chose the Naughty Fat Muffins instead of the Nice Fat Muffins.

The muffins were so chocolatey.   It’s very moist and the chocolate inside was completely melted.

The muffin top was slightly slanted.  I guess Titus didn’t level the batter properly when he spoon the batter onto the muffin cups.  But overall, it was an awesome muffin and we finished them all in a day.  

This is definitely a keeper!  I foresee I’ll bake them quite often.



1 2/3 cup  Self-raising flour, sifted
1/3 cup     Cocoa powder, sifted
2/3 cup     Caster sugar
1/3 cup     Dark chocolate chips (I used chocolate coin instead)
100g         White chocolate(I replaced with unsweetened chocolate chips)
100g         Butter, melted
1 cup        Milk
1 no.         Egg


(1)Preheat oven to 180˚C or 160˚C with fan forced.

(2)Line muffin pan with paper cases.

(3)Combine flour, cocoa, sugar and chocolate chips in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.

(4)Whisk butter, milk and eggs in a large jug.

(5)Add the wet ingredients to the well.  Using a wooden spoon, stir until just combined (don’t over-mix).  Spoon the mixture into paper cases.

(6)Baking time is 18-20mins or until firm to touch and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.  Stand in pan for 5mins.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serve.


  1. Hi Amy,
    Your muffin looks wonderful, perfectly baked. It is nice to have your son baking together!
    Bread making can be pretty daunting, don't give up, one of these days you will bake a perfectly baked bread!
    Either a stand mixer or a bread machine is great for mixing the dough. I have both and cannot imagine my kitchen without them! :)

  2. Hi Joyce,
    I love bread. Especially bread with herbs. I hope one day I can make my own bread.
    Thanks for your advice.

  3. Hi Amy,

    Nice to hear that Titus and you like baking these muffins. When I was baking this recipe a couple of years ago, my son can't really do any stirring yet :p

    Yeah that the naughty ones are nicer than the "innocent" ones... Ops!

    Hope that you are getting your bread baking assistance soon :D