A few days ago Middle asked me if I could make some chocolate muffins instead of the usual chocolate chip muffins. I was all for it since I needed a new recipe to share. You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting recipes my usual 2 Thursdays each month. I’ve just been a bit busy and also ran out of recipes to share. It’s not like I don’t have plenty of recipes – it’s just that I don’t have pictures to go along with each and every one of them. But all in due time!!!
So, here the recipe for my mini chocolate muffins with cream cheese frosting.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used Hershey’s semi sweet chocolate chips)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s dark chocolate cocoa powder)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 400° F and grease (or line with paper) 12 regular or like I did, 24 mini muffin/cupcake cups.
Combine the flour, sugar, 3/4 cup of chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a large bowl.
Whisk the egg, yogurt, milk, and vegetable oil in another bowl until smooth.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with dry ingredients and stir batter until just blended.
Fill the muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. About 20 minutes for regular size and 14 minutes for mini muffin size.
Cool completely and enjoy! Or spread with chocolate cream cheese frosting like I did!!!
Chocolate cream cheese frosting ingredients and direction:
1 8oz package cream cheese frosting
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla and gradually stir in the confectioners sugar and cocoa powder. (You can add a little milk if it gets too dry or clumpy.)
Frosting can be stored in refrigerator after use.
And now I need a favor. I decided to not host this as a link up anymore but turn it into a guest post opportunity once a month. And this is where you come in. I’d love for you to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in sharing a favorite recipe with me and my readers. I’m thinking some holiday related recipes (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas) over the next few months but any and all recipes are welcome!!! If I get a good turn out I may even add another Thursday each month. So, pretty please won’t you help? I look forward to hearing from you guys!!!