I apologize for the unappealing shot of my bakes today. But..but.. trust me, I never want it to happen!
You know how it feels when you have developed a new recipe, anxiously yet excitedly carried out the baking process and were all ready to taste the hot and fresh muffins,
*bang* everything just dropped on the ground and fell apart.
My heart shatters instantly.
With a heavy heart, I picked them up, placed them back into the muffin tins, tried patching them up; but only managed to save 3 which are still deconstructed already. What a waste! I know :'(
However, I am still gonna eat them! They taste delicious nonetheless! Certainly a stark contrast to the picture above!
Being a sweet tooth, I often crave for chocolate products. I was in dire to get a chocolate muffin but I've ran outta baking cocoa; hence, I decided to try making these double chocolate muffins with drinking hot chocolate instead. It does give off the outcome like a chocolate cake but with a much much lighter color. These muffins have a cupcake appearance with the texture of muffin- moist, light & fluffy! They aren't exactly the rich, luscious nor extremely chocolaty kinda chocolate cake like death by chocolate or devils food cake; but rather on the comforting side. Exactly what I crave for at the moment.
Words can't describe how proud I am over them despite the mess. Definitely not a great welcoming way of a new recipe *sigh*
So here comes my recipe! Can't be happier enough to share this with y'all
Yields 6 cupcakes/muffins:
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup aka 1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup water + 3 tbsp Cadbury hot chocolate (you may use any drinking chocolate to your preference)
1/4 cup Hershey milk chocolate chips
Bake @ 165c for 30 minutes. I often bake my cakes at lower temperature to avoid over-doming, over-baking so that it produce tender cakes ;)
If you're making this recipe, never leave out the chips! It's the major essence of these yummy muffins/cupcakes!
Imagine: Chips melts in the batter as it bakes and chocolate is fully absorbed by the cake, and as you pop them into your mouth..HAPPINESS BURST OUT LIKE THE FIREWORKS!!
I am surely gonna bake these lovely muffins again and make sure they all look complete & pretty like their taste! *determinism*
Quote of the day: You may have ups and downs in life, but rainbow always come after the storm.
Cheers for the yummy cupcakes! ;)