Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chocolate Cream Muffins

As you know, I love chocolate and these muffins are one of my favorites. They are moist, have a wonderful chocolate flavor and are loaded with chocolate chips. They are a perfect treat anytime. I do them in a 6-cup jumbo muffin tin. As I said I love chocolate. But if you prefer smaller muffins they will make 12 delicious muffins.

1 ½ c. all-purpose flour
½ c. unsweetened cocoa
1 T. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
2/3 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
1 c. miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2 lg. eggs, lightly beaten, room temp
1 c. heavy cream
½ c. canola oil or melted, cooled butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Oven 400. Line 12-cup or 6-cup jumbo muffin tin with liners. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in the brown sugar and mini chips. Whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, oil and vanilla. Make a well in center of dry ingredients and add in the beaten liquid ingredients. Stir until just combined. Spoon into prepared pans. Bake for 20 minutes for 12-cup and 22-25 for 6-cup or until well risen and firm to the touch. Let cool for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.