The entire nation is celebrating the grand victory of India winning the Cricket World Cup after 28 years. For me celebrations are incomplete without having a sweet. As you can see a lot of baked goodies were coming from my kitchen for my first ever bake sale. Now couple of my blogger friends are joining together to do a sweet post for the victory of our team. Come join with us for our celebration !!!!
A muffin is an American English name for a type of bread that is baked in small portions. Many forms are somewhat like small cakes or cupcakes in shape. These are liked by both kids and adults alike. It can be made for breakfast or for brunch or literally for any time of the day. I usually prefer frosting in cakes and other baked goodies. I feel like they are way too simple without a frosting. You can make muffins as it is or make frosting if you are like me who won't compromise with simple things. If you feel like treating yourself for something special, then indulge yourselves in these cute little ones !!!
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups (230 grams) all-purpose flour
2/3 cup (60 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups (265 grams) light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (170 grams) milk or semisweet chocolate chips
Chocolate Fudge Frosting: (optional)
4 ounces (120 grams) unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
2/3 cup (150 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/3 cups (160 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Chocolate Muffins :
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Position rack in center of oven. Butter, or line with paper liners, or muffin cups.
In a large measuring cup or bowl whisk together the melted butter, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.
In another large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips. With a rubber spatula fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir only until the ingredients are combined. Do not over mix the batter or tough muffins will result.
Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter. Place in the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pan.
Chocolate Frosting :
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and beat until it is light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the chocolate and beat on low speed until incorporated. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until frosting is smooth and glossy (about 2 -3 minutes). Spread a little frosting on each muffin with a knife or offset spatula.
PS : Batter shouldn't be over mixed. Be careful while filling the batter to the muffin cups. The batter will rise while baking.
I am sending this over to the week long celebration at Magpie Recipes for the grand winning of Team India winning the Cricket World Cup .