Chocolate chip muffins recipe

Chocolate chip muffins recipe
Serves 4-6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Allergy list Egg, Milk, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
Region European
Description Slightly crunchy on the outside at the top and soft in the middle.
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  • sugar (a sprinkling for a crunchy top)


Step 1

Muffin mixture in a bowl

Place the flour and caster sugar into a bowl and create a well in the middle for the other ingredients.

Mix the eggs, vanilla extract, milk and margarine and then pour it into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

Mix well until it is lump free and then break the chocolate into small pieces and add them.

Step 2

Muffin mixture in a muffin tin

Pour the muffin mixture into a muffin tin filling each mould up to two thirds full.

Place a block of chocolate into the middle of each muffin. Then sprinkle some sugar over the top of each.

Step 3

A cooked muffin in a muffin tin

Cook for around 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 200ºC / 390ºF / gas mark 5. After 18 minutes or so check to see if they are cooked enough.

Insert a knife into one of the muffins and if no mixture is on the knife then they are cooked!

Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before eating.

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  • Guest
    I really liked this recipe it was so easy for my cousin who is 6 and she did it by herself with no help apart from the oven bit! I didn't use vanilla extract and they still tasted lovely, thanx!
    Posted by Guest on 6 October 2015 17:58
  • brown sugar
    wonderful thats what my muffins turned out to be
    Posted by brown sugar on 28 September 2013 21:27
  • Guest
    I agree - quite dry!
    Posted by Guest on 27 September 2013 19:48
  • Be
    Had better, I needed a drink to wash them down and followed the recipe exactly :-(
    Posted by Be on 23 August 2013 14:16
  • Dangerous
    Great recipe easy to follow try adding some cocoa powder with the flour and sugar you'll love it.
    Posted by Dangerous on 1 June 2013 18:13
  • Lauren and Rebecca
    I made these cakes with my cousin and we both loved them the instructions were easy to follow and the cakes came out looking delicious and once they had cooled down we both tucked in and ate them all up the taste was outstanding I would definitely recommend making them.
    Posted by Lauren and Rebecca on 12 April 2013 12:47
  • mini chef
    the chocolate didn't harden, other than that it turned out amazingly
    Posted by mini chef on 12 April 2013 09:27
  • Acacia Burchell
    Easy to follow recipe, great oozing chocolate filled muffins, great every time!
    Posted by Acacia Burchell on 4 April 2013 12:07
  • Jacob
    Made these and they were really nice :) , my dad said that they were as good as shop bought and that they we're the nicest thing that I ever made
    Posted by Jacob on 2 April 2013 14:34
  • Emily
    I made this today following your recipe and they look the best cakes I've made ever and I even decorated it with melted chocolate shich is nice and I recommend this to people tbh :) thanks and well done 5*
    Posted by Emily on 18 March 2013 18:25
  • caroline
    was very easy to follow and make and I mixed all ingredients together which worked well and tasted really nice.
    Posted by caroline on 27 February 2013 15:20
  • Guest
    I made these with my class of 30 7 and 8 year olds and they followed the steps without any help, and the cakes were a huge success. Thank you.
    Posted by Guest on 8 February 2013 18:49
  • zazathecat
    they were excellent and i didnt put vanilla essance in
    Posted by zazathecat on 3 February 2013 15:07
  • muffinka
    Just made them with coconut milk (found no milk in the fridge) and used a mix of plain and milk chocolate. My first muffins. Devine! Saving the recipe! :)
    Posted by muffinka on 19 January 2013 17:31
  • sal
    Brill! Easiest ever, didn't have vanilla extract, guessed the milk and put loads of chocolate in but turned out great!
    Posted by sal on 9 January 2013 15:13
  • Kirsty Ann
    Easy to make, great tasting, will definitely being baking again.
    Posted by Kirsty Ann on 11 November 2012 14:27
  • Guest
    Sooooo easy to do the instructions are so clear and simple definitely use it again or recommened it :)
    Posted by Guest on 22 September 2012 18:59
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    amazing recipe! going to use this in the future
    Posted by on 10 September 2012 18:05
  • Gem
    Definitely going to use this recipe from now on they turned out amazing!
    Posted by Gem on 10 September 2012 18:01
  • Guest
    I am going to make more of them but in a smaller cup case, so I can have more cakes! I also think you should cut the chocolates in half!
    But a delicious cup cake mixture :)
    Posted by Guest on 2 September 2012 09:12
  • Claire
    Fantastic! So easy to make. Made them twice now perfect both times. The most difficult part was trying to stop my family from eating them all in one go.
    Posted by Claire on 21 August 2012 08:16
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    This is a fab recipe, so easy and the muffins are fantastic, in fact they are better than the ones you buy, i have bought from many stores and my kids say these were the best ever, please try you wont be disappointed, trust me! :-)) 5 stars +
    Posted by on 19 August 2012 21:35
  • Theaaaa
    The best muffins I have ever made, fab recipe, thank you.
    Posted by Theaaaa on 15 August 2012 17:48
  • Profile picture of KevinUK
    Hi Coooooooool Girrrrl,
    Yes paper cases are fine. I just baked them directly in a muffin tin tray.
    Posted by on 10 August 2012 09:59
  • Profile picture of josey
    They were nice but u could do with chopping the pieces of chocolate in half
    Posted by josey on 9 August 2012 10:42
  • Coooooooool Girrrrl
    I'm not sure whether I should actually make them cos I don't have any choco chips and I only have paper cake cases soooooooo.
    Please post a comment whether or not I can use paper cake cases cos I don't have any silicone ones
    Posted by Coooooooool Girrrrl on 8 August 2012 15:38
  • Guest
    The instructions are easy to follow and they taste so good! My family can't wait for me to make more! Heading off to the shops now for more ingredients! I use 150g of milk chocolate and 50g of white chocolate and it works well!!
    Posted by Guest on 8 August 2012 14:11
  • Charlotte
    Amazing! Everybody loved them! Went down a treat! Will definitely be making again!
    Posted by Charlotte on 5 August 2012 11:53
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    i cooked these muffins yesterday and there where amazing making them again today gawjuss
    Posted by on 2 August 2012 10:41
  • becky
    I made these muffins yesterday and they were gorgeous making them again today OMG gorgeous recipe
    Posted by becky on 2 August 2012 10:30
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    Posted by on 1 August 2012 15:58
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    I made these muffins last week and they were just simply beautiful, best muffins I've made, I used milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate sprinkles and choc chips and they were so nice, can't wait to make them again today!
    Posted by on 1 August 2012 15:53
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    truly amazing
    Posted by on 1 August 2012 15:50
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    I made these chocolate chip muffins last week and they were amazing, I couldn't ask for anything better, they were beautifully moist and simply delicious, I added pieces of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate sprinkles and choc chips, even making them was so fun, can't wait to make them again today!
    Posted by Zara on 1 August 2012 15:40
  • Profile picture of KevinUK
    Hi, no just cut the butter into small pieces and mix it in at room temperature.
    Posted by on 29 July 2012 11:47
  • Lauren- TGM
    They taste absolutely amazing! If your'e debating, go for these!
    Posted by Lauren- TGM on 18 July 2012 18:15
  • Guest
    I made these today absolutely amazing the best cakes I have ever tasted 5 stars :)
    Posted by Guest on 15 July 2012 17:48
  • Lynden
    Very easy instructions now I can have tasty muffins :)
    Posted by Lynden on 19 June 2012 15:07
  • Guest
    Very good instructions I used 4 paper cases to each muffin worked well, left out vanilla but used cocoa powder in the mix ..awesome .. great site
    Posted by Guest on 13 June 2012 14:50
  • nazabi
    Wow so helpful! now we can make muffins, wow what a site! thank you... btw nice pictures. x
    Posted by nazabi on 7 June 2012 16:13
  • Guest
    Going on to 2nd batch - 1st batch was perfect. Sifted flour & sugar - & folded the wet ingredients into the dry which kept them light & fluffy :-) Very basic recipe, so tonight trying some milk choc & raspberries...maybe some chocolate orange too - will ditch the vanilla essence for these flavours to work. Thanks for the head start :D my mates love them
    Posted by Guest on 24 May 2012 17:50
  • Guest
    First attempt was a disaster found they were dry but I did have to substitute a couple ingredients margarine is much better, butter just didn't work but as the reviews were all so good I decided to try again and use all the right ingredients this time and they worked perfectly loved them.
    Posted by Guest on 17 May 2012 13:34
  • Guest
    They were truly amazing :D They tasted fab, instead of the chunks of chocolate I added chocolate chips to the recipe. I gave them to family & friends and everyone liked them and said they were delicious!!!
    Posted by Guest on 12 May 2012 12:43
  • Profile picture of ShannonClarke
    just done them wi mi little sis n they turned out great best muffins i ever baked
    Posted by on 12 May 2012 09:26
  • gemma
    They turned out beautifully :) although, did ingredients to make 12 but ended up making 16 instead.. so the mixture does go along way!
    Posted by gemma on 11 April 2012 15:51
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    It tastes really good the best muffin I've tasted in my life.
    Posted by sofia on 2 April 2012 15:01
  • Profile picture of JennyPenketh
    best recipe I've found my family have got me cooking them by the dozen they can't get enough of them.
    Posted by on 15 March 2012 15:16
  • Profile picture of Miss Hunter
    This was really easy to follow and they turned out really well.

    I'm a teacher and I made them with the students and they loved them thanks very much and I have also recomended this website to other people.
    Posted by Miss Hunter on 13 March 2012 18:59
  • Guest
    I think melt the margarine but other than that great!
    Posted by Guest on 3 March 2012 20:07
  • Holly
    Well I made them, but maybe I done something wrong because they turned out very heavy and dough like instead of light and fluffy. More like a scone than a cake. I'm not sure what I could have done wrong as I followed the recipe. :(
    Posted by Holly on 15 February 2012 02:20
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    Hi Amaaaani,
    You can use muffin cases instead but they would need to be silicone muffin cases rather than paper as the paper cases will not keep their shape so the muffins would go flat while cooking.
    Posted by on 5 February 2012 21:05
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    I know what you mean, it's my photo and I meant to sprinkle on the sugar but I only had sugar cubes so it went a bit wrong. If you make them, please add your photo to show how they should look!
    Posted by on 29 January 2012 22:03
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    I think it is a good recipe but instead of chocolate pieces why not use chocolate chips it tastes much better I have tried it.
    Posted by Steph on 22 January 2012 11:38
  • Guest
    This is the best and most simple recipe I've seen for muffins! I have to do this for my class. Can't wait!
    Posted by Guest on 14 January 2012 17:04
  • Guest
    A great recipe that worked and my family and I really enjoyed the final result!
    Posted by Guest on 7 January 2012 15:49
  • Kayleigh
    This is the best muffin recipe I've used, so much so that my colleagues argued over who got the last one!! Thanks very much for such a simple tasty recipe!
    Posted by Kayleigh on 28 December 2011 19:14
  • Guest
    The milk ratio is a bit off. We didn't have any vanilla so added cinnamon and they were really nice!!
    Posted by Guest on 18 December 2011 19:58
  • Guest
    Good recipe. Not enough milk though. Had to add a lot more to get it the right texture. Thumbs up though!
    Posted by Guest on 23 November 2011 15:22
  • Georgelle
    It was great I had to add more milk due to the fact that it was still a bit too thick but overall the method was clear and easy to follow and I would recommend this site to anyone.
    Posted by Georgelle on 20 November 2011 18:48
  • Sofia
    It went really well and the end product was great!!! xxxx :D
    Posted by Sofia on 13 November 2011 18:50
  • Katy Godbeer
    Made these with light-soft brown sugar and soft margarine. They were quite possibly the MOST delicious cake I've ever eaten!!!
    Posted by Katy Godbeer on 29 October 2011 17:35
  • Kelli
    Absolutely gorgeous!!

    The only disaster was my three year old getting my whole kitchen covered in muffin mix, including us! :)
    Posted by Kelli on 26 October 2011 20:02
  • Guest
    Thank you - very easy to make. I did read the other comments first, so only used 100g choc. Just had the first one whilst still warm! yummy!
    Posted by Guest on 25 October 2011 14:35
  • Leoni
    Me and my mum are making them. They were really simple to make. We have just got them out of the oven. They look really yummy. Hope they taste as good as they look.
    Posted by Leoni on 23 October 2011 15:10
  • Guest
    Brilliant, easy to follow, no disasters.
    Posted by Guest on 6 October 2011 16:53
  • Sarah
    I did it without vanilla as didnt have any but they were delicious!
    Posted by Sarah on 24 September 2011 21:31
  • Guest
    Very easy to follow and they have risen very well. Horray
    Posted by Guest on 26 August 2011 16:22
  • Lily
    This recipe is great and so easy!! Me and my little sister are now going to make some for the family :) x
    Posted by Lily on 22 August 2011 14:43
  • Poppie
    This recipe is very easy and it's not at all complicated. I used dark chocolate for this and it tastes gorgeous! Also on the top I put on some Betty Crockers Rich and creamy icing chocolate fudge which you can buy anywhere.
    Posted by Poppie on 12 August 2011 13:50
  • Guest
    Easy to do and very tasty!
    Posted by Guest on 9 August 2011 15:34
  • Ellie
    I made these with my seven year old cousin and we had so much fun. The recipe was really easy for her to follow and the whole family loved what we made.

    We used smartie chocolate bars instead of plain chocolate and did melted plain milk chocolate as the icing so that we could decorate the cupcakes as well. They turned out great I would definitely recommend this simple recipe.
    Posted by Ellie on 29 July 2011 17:14
  • Guest
    Hey, WOW this recipe is absolutely BRILLIANT!
    Tastes sooooo good!!!
    Definitely recommended for KIDS as it's an easy recipe.
    Posted by Guest on 27 July 2011 17:07
  • Guest
    Our muffins turned out really good, instructions were easy to follow.
    Posted by Guest on 16 July 2011 22:13
  • Guest
    Gorgeous, made these last night, sponge was light and melt in the mouth.
    Posted by Guest on 13 July 2011 08:29
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    Hi Bob,
    A systems diagram sounds interesting! Feel free to email it to
    Posted by on 10 July 2011 22:26
  • bob
    Making a systems diagram of these for homework. Afterwards going to make them. Can't wait! still wouldn't advise the systems diagram bit. Blinkin difficult
    Posted by bob on 10 July 2011 19:54
  • Profile picture of KevinUK
    Hi Deb, yes you can. Margarine is just a healthier alternative. There's some good info at:
    Posted by on 9 July 2011 14:32
  • Guest
    Very lovely and nice. Would have prefered more mixture to make even more muffins. Otherwise very very very goood!!!
    Posted by Guest on 9 July 2011 13:06
  • Guest
    So easy to make and sooo yummy. Will make this a regular quick treat for the boys.
    Posted by Guest on 7 July 2011 20:20
  • Guest
    It was very easy to follow. Thanks!
    Posted by Guest on 20 June 2011 12:40
  • Guest
    They are in the oven as I type and they are looking and smelling very good so far! The recipe is very easy to follow!
    Posted by Guest on 19 June 2011 12:26
  • Guest
    Making them now! :) Instructions were so easy to follow.
    Posted by Guest on 14 June 2011 16:31
  • Ker and Niko
    Just made this recipe with my 3 year old nephew....still waiting for them to finish cooking but they smell lovely. Great recipe, very easy to make!
    Posted by Ker and Niko on 3 June 2011 11:41
  • Guest
    Fantastic recipe! Have added different sorts of chocolate as I've tried this several times and it is very easy to follow!
    Posted by Guest on 24 April 2011 11:51
  • Guest
    The instructions were quite hard to follow but they tasted very nice!
    Posted by Guest on 23 April 2011 11:50
  • Guest
    What a really simple easy-to-follow recipe. many thanks!
    Posted by Guest on 4 April 2011 20:42
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    Used mint aero chocolate bubbles in the oven now and they smell Divine!!!!
    Posted by Guest on 10 February 2011 09:58
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    I am 10 years old and I tried to make a muffin and I did it!!!!! All by myself its just because of this recipe it is very helpful.
    Posted by ruchika on 9 January 2011 13:40
  • Guest
    great recipe!! very simple, quick...made them today and they came out perfect. I mixed plain and white chocolate and it worked.
    Posted by Guest on 13 November 2010 11:58
  • Kerri
    I found these really nice and the recipe was easy to follow best one I've come across thanks :0)

    (I did use toffee instead of choc chips though and I melted the butter before adding it to the egg mixture )
    Posted by Kerri on 25 September 2010 13:55
  • Becky
    Just made two batches of these, one with choc chips the other with glacé cherries. They are yummy!! If I make them again I think I will blend the marg with the butter and sugar rather than mixing in with all the other wet ingredients at the end as it was quite hard to get it all mixed in, but other than that this is a really quick, easy and fairly child friendly recipe!!
    Posted by Becky on 20 September 2010 16:19
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    Great recipe. I made chocolate chip ones and also Glace cherry ones. They are beautiful.
    Posted by Amy on 30 August 2010 13:17
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    We used chocolate chips not chocolate chunks we also used hundreds and thousands. We're making it right now.
    Posted by Jasper on 7 August 2010 12:10
  • Guest
    Hello, I did it today and served them to guests. It was yummy. Easy recipe turns out to a very delicious muffin! thanks a lot.
    Posted by Guest on 14 July 2010 20:46
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    it wasn't that good with less chocolate.
    Posted by on 10 June 2010 15:36
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    I guess my muffin cases are smaller, I got more than 5. I cook it 100g milk and 100g dark chocolate, which was nice, but I'm gonna try using only 100g milk chocolate. And it's even grate warm while chocolates are still creamy :)
    Posted by on 8 June 2010 11:15
  • Guest
    I agree there maybe is a little too much chocolate, even without the chunk in the middle. I used 200g of choc chips and was incredibly chocolately (still scrummy tho) would probably halve it to 100g of choc.
    Posted by Guest on 8 May 2010 18:30
  • Guest
    I loved this recipe but I only used half the amount of chocolate and didn't put the chunk in the middle. It needed a little something extra though, it seemed to be missing something. The Hubby reckoned that a touch of salt might work so next time I'll put a touch in to see.
    Posted by Guest on 2 April 2010 16:53
  • Guest
    Lovely light fluffy sponge cake, though I thought they were better with a bit less chocolate.
    Posted by Guest on 27 March 2010 21:08
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    These were really easy to make!

    I also added banana pieces which was nice.
    Posted by on 14 November 2009 21:22
  • Guest
    This was a very easy recipe and tasted really great.
    Posted by Guest on 5 November 2009 03:42
  • Guest
    This recipe makes the best muffins! I add extra chocolate chunks to make them even better!
    Posted by Guest on 31 October 2009 14:24
  • Guest
    I think this recipe is really good although I thought putting chocolate in the middle was a little overpowering.
    Posted by Guest on 19 September 2009 12:53
  • Guest
    This is a really good recipe. I've used it a few times now and they are just great although I don't put the chocolate chunk in the middle anymore. :)
    Posted by Guest on 29 August 2009 16:24

Would you tweak this chocolate chip muffins recipe? If so, how?

e.g. Add half a chopped onion, use less butter, shake not stir...

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  • Guest
    I used dark choc chips rather than normal chocolate and the muffin ended up fab and I put melted chocolate on top with chocolate mini eggs:D
    Posted by Guest on 18 March 2013 18:28