Since so many of you asked for it, here is the recipe for the Chocolate Orange Muffins from the previous post.
As I mentioned in the previous post, I love the combination of chocolate and orange, and am forever looking to bake both into a cake(or muffins). I go around browsing for interesting recipes and reach all sorts of pages, and sometimes the recipes are absolutely wonderful. So when I came across this, I was delighted! I used the base recipe, and made a few modifications based on the comments at the recipe, and we loved the end result.
Chocolate Orange Muffins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ounce chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons margarine, softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- zest of 2 oranges
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup fat free yogurt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan, or line with paper liners(I use paper liners – the ready made ones we get at supermarkets).
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, chocolate chips, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate medium bowl, cream together margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the orange zest, orange juice, and yogurt. Pour into the flour mixture, and mix just until evenly moist. Spoon batter into muffin cups.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let muffins cool in the pan on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
I used the zest of 2 oranges because some of the comments said that the orange flavour was not strong with the amount mentioned in the original recipe. I had two oranges, so decided to use both. So you could probably vary the amount based on how strong an ‘orange’ flavour you want. I used yogurt instead of buttermilk, because I did not have any at home. And chocolate chips, because I was too lazy to grate chocolates as the original recipe demands.
Do let me know if you guys do try it at home. I want to try replacing all-purpose flour with wholemeal next, and then the margarine with oil.