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Double chocolate muffin goodness is probably the best thing to wake up to on New Year’s Day! Whether it’s all you can muster to make because of a late night (they’re easy easy easy) or you’re entertaining a crowd for brunch this is going to become your go-to recipe.

Double Chocolate Muffin Breakfast

Really I use chocolate muffins as a way to excuse myself for eating chocolate cake for breakfast. CHOCOLATE CAKE FOR BREAKFAST! Let the standard blueberry muffin take a backseat and enjoy these morsels of goodness.

Double Chocolate Muffin

I used Dutch-process cocoa because it is a bit richer in chocolate flavor and gives the muffins that bakery-style dark chocolate color. Oh and the melty bits of chocolate make me so happy. (Use chocolate chips if you want to skip the chopping part…although chopped chocolate mixes throughout a bit better) They store well for a few days, airtight, too.

5 from 1 vote
Double Chocolate Muffins
Work Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
A totally decadent way to start the day, these bakery-style muffins are tender and rich in chocolaty flavor.
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Calories: 4438 kcal
  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • cup plus 2 tbsp Dutch process unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cups sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 oz semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped
  1. 1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Prepare a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. 2. Mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, butter, buttermilk and eggs. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in half of the chocolate.
  3. 3. Divide batter between the 12 liners and sprinkle with the remaining chocolate. Bake for 18 to 20 min, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Recipe Notes

I used Dutch-process cocoa because it is a bit richer in chocolate flavor and gives the muffins that bakery-style dark chocolate color.

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4438 Calories from Fat 1656
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 184g 283%
Saturated Fat 108g 540%
Cholesterol 608mg 203%
Sodium 1648mg 69%
Potassium 3807mg 109%
Total Carbohydrates 662g 221%
Dietary Fiber 40g 160%
Sugars 375g
Protein 71g 142%
Vitamin A 75.8%
Calcium 109.5%
Iron 193.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Canuck says:

    These muffins are INCREDIBLE! I added 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract and reduced the amount of sugar to 1 cup and they turned out very nicely! This is my first time making them and won’t be my last. I’m new to your blog, but will be coming back! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    • Tara says:

      Fantastic! I’m so glad you liked them and your adjustments worked out for you! Yay! It will be great to have you visiting the site often! All the best, Tara.

  • Mary Bench says:

    I have made these several times and love them each time I do! Thank you!

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