layered muffins

Do you sometimes feel like making something complicated? Well, I do. Every once in a while I want to spend some more time over a cake or muffins, not just slapping it all together like I usually do. So here’s a recipe for layered chocolate and vanilla muffins. It keeps me entertained when I want to feed the dough into the cases with a teaspoon. :) The result looks good and they are fun to make so… enjoy!

 

layered muffins

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1/4 cup rapeseed oil

1/4 cup applesauce (you can use oil instead of you have no applesauce on hand)

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup sugar

1tsp vanilla essence

3 Tbsp cocoa powder

layered muffins

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.

In a bowl whisk eggs, oil, applesauce and milk. In a separate container mix flour with baking powder and sugar. Once the dry ingredients are mixed, add them to the wet ones. Mix everything together and once well combined, divide into two parts.

layered muffins

 

Add the cocoa into one bowl and the vanilla essence into the other. Mix and you have two colours ready for your muffins. Next, add one teaspoon of the vanilla dough into 12 muffin cases, top with one teaspoon of cocoa dough and repeat until you run out.

 

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Bake for 25 minutes, check with a skewer.

Yummy with hot chocolate!

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Ahh! Chocolate!

You know all these chocolate ads showing people on their sofas wearing a white turtleneck and warm socks or people dressed in elegant clothes having the experience of their lifetime? I totally buy into all of them. I love chocolate and eating good quality chocolate is always a delicious, almost spiritual experience for me. Chocolate picks me up from the worst moods and always comforts me when I feel vulnerable. There is just no better drug than chocolate.

decadent chocolate

If you feel similarly or your loved one does and you want to make something special for Valentine’s Day, try this recipe. It’s very chocolatey, very dark, full of well developed cocoa flavour. You can also add a drop of orange aroma if you can find it in the shop and if you like that combination but that is optional.

This cake also contains coffee, so if you are planning a nice dinner with your partner and then this cake for dessert, it is sure to energize you for whatever else you planned for that romantic evening. 😉

 

decadent chocolateIngredients:

 

60g/2oz good quality dark chocolate

1 cup cocoa powder

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 Tbsp dry ground coffee

3 eggs

3/4 cup milk

3/4 cup applesauce

orange aroma (optional)

 

 

 

Preheat your oven to 180C/350F.

 

First of all, you’ll need to turn your dark chocolate into powder. You can grate it if you have the patience but I always put it in my mini food processor. The little particles resulting from this (in the picture) are good enough for this recipe.

decadent chocolate

Once done, place the chocolate powder in a bowl and add cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and ground coffee. Stir to combine all these dry ingredients into a more or less uniform powder.

decadent chocolate

Add eggs, applesauce and milk. This is also the time to add orange aroma if using.

 

Blend with a spatula until combined and there are no more pockets of dry powder. No need to use electric whisk or any other tiresome techniques. :) A short stir will do the job.

decadent chocolate

Pour this mixture into a loaf tin lined with baking paper. I used a 30cm/12inch loaf pan which is longer than the other two I have. You’ll figure it out, I’m sure.

Bake for 65 minutes. I know it’s a weird time, try 60 and see if it passes the cocktail stick test after that. My oven bakes it to perfection in 65.

decadent chocolate

Enjoy!

 

decadent chocolate

Look out for another chocolate cake recipe next week. This will be just one day before Valentine’s Day and it will be a very simple recipe for those who just want to whip up something very easy and very quick.

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Simple, easy to make and full of chocolate. What more can you ask for on the 2nd January when you’re still nursing a hangover (if you drink, that is).

Anyway, this is a simple way of having steaming chocolate deliciousness on your plate within an hour. If eating freshly baked, hot cake doesn’t appeal to you then… even I can’t save you. :)

chocolate muffins

 

chocolate muffinsIngredients:

2 eggs

1/2 cup of oil

1 cup milk

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

3 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup sugar

50g/2 oz of dark chocolate, crushed into small pieces (I just whack it with a rolling pin)

chocolate muffins

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.

In a bowl, mix eggs, oil, sugar and milk. Separately mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and cinnamon and add to the first bowl.

Mix roughly but don’t overmix. Add the chocolate at the end.

Pour into a 12 muffin tray. Bake for 25 minutes.

chocolate muffins

Enjoy with a big smile on your face.

 

chocolate muffins

 

 

 

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