11 May 2008

Sour cream chocolate muffins

Sour cream chocolate muffins, the title says it all. I first discovered the sour cream, chocolate combination through Nigella Lawson, she uses this in many of her chocolate cakes. The sour cream seems to cut through the cloying sweetness of the chocolate. You don't get that sickly feeling meaning you are always able to go back for seconds.
As with most muffin recipes, this is so simple, mix wet into dry ingredients, mix not- so-well, bake and devour.

dry ingredients:
200g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
20gg caster sugar
50g cocoa
wet ingredients:
200g butter, melted and cooled
142ml pot sour cream
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
optional: 150g chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 180c.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
In another bowl add the wet ingredients, whisk well until combined.
Pour wet ingredients into the dry bowl and mix to combine. Do not over mix the batter should be lumpy.
Stir in chocolate chips, if using.
Spoon into muffin cases and bake for 25 - 30 minutes.
These muffins were delicious, dense and velvety. The sour cream makes such a difference to any chocolate recipe. I think this mixture would be great cooked in a loaf tin, sliced and served with cream.


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Nickki said...

They look delicious Erica, I must give these a try. I love Nigella's chocolate sour cream cake :)

Rhyleysgranny said...

Oh my mouth is watering

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Oh yum, those look fantastic Erica! You're right, chocolate and sour cream are a fantastic combo...

Maria said...

Erica these cupcakes look and sound perfect!


Rosie said...

Oh WOW chocolate sour cream muffins!! I am drooling at my screen viewing these delighful bakes :)

Rosie x