This was the third recipe I used from my small batch cookbook and I would have to say my favorite as well. This made 5 perfect muffins which were just right for me to bake last night to leave out for my husband’s breakfast. With three leftover my son and I devoured the rest and they were simply irresistible. I used Nestle Menier baking chocolate which has been the best that I have tried.
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 tablespoons buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons well-beaten egg
8-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped baking chocolate
1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. In a medium size mixing bowl add sugar, flower, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mix well.
2. Add buttermilk, vanilla and butter, mix well. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine chocolate well. Line 5 cupcake cups and evenly fill. Bake 15-20 minutes until done and a toothpick comes out clean.
Yields: 5 muffins
Adapted from Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers