Valentine's Double Chocolate Muffins



Nothing says Valentine's more than Double Chocolate Muffins with pretty sugar hearts. 

Double Chocolate Muffins
Gorgeous and chocolatey muffins for Valentine's Day. These yummy chocolate muffins, decorated with pink and white sugar hearts, are so moist and fluffy, you wont be able to stop at one. Why not treat your loved ones to a batch of these on February 14th?

CHOCOLATE AS AN APHRODISIAC

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In the 1980's scientists in New York discovered a chemical in chocolate called Phenylethylamine, which triggers the release of dopamine. The same chemical is released in our brains when we are in love! Therefore the scientists hypothesised that eating chocolate gives us that same heart pounding, sweaty palmed feeling that being in love gives.


Double Chocolate Muffins for Valentine's Day

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Yield: 12 muffins

Valentines Chocolate Muffins

Double chocolate muffin recipe for Valentines Day
prep time: 15 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 35 mins

ingredients:

150ml Natural Yogurt
3 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
175g Melted Butter
175g Golden Caster Sugar
140g Self Raising Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Cocoa powder
Icing:
100g Dark Chocolate
140g Icing sugar
140g Butter
Sprinkles

instructions

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 190°c (170°fan) and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
Step 2: Mix together the yogurt, eggs and vanilla extract in a jug.
Step 3: In another bowl mix together the dry ingredients then pour in the yogurt mix and melted butter. Mix to combine (but be careful not to over mix). Fill the muffin tin with the batter and bake for 20 minutes in the oven.
Step 4: Melt the chocolate for the icing in the microwave and leave to cool.
Step 5: In another bowl beat the icing sugar and butter together (I used my kitchen aid) then pour in cooled chocolate and mix until combined.
Step 6: Ice the muffins and throw on some heart shaped sprinkles if you wish


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Beth Sachs (Jam & Clotted Cream)
13 Comments

13 comments:

  1. Those are so pretty with the pink sugar on top!

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  2. Beth, these are adorable! I love the pink sprinkles against that lush chocolate.

    Maria
    x

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  3. they look loevly and I just adore the sprinkles!

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  4. I at first wondered if these were sea salt cupcakes. I guess my mind is elsewhere since I made sea salt brownies.The pink chrystalized sugar makes these perfect!!

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  5. These cupcakes look great, I have a pot of natural yogurt lurking in the fridge this would be the perfect use for it.

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  6. Oh, no! I could just chomp down one of these right now, but I can't. Okay, pass the milk shake. :-)

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  7. They look gorgeous Beth and the perfect chocolate treat for Valentines. I like how tall they are, my muffins always seem to sink a bit.

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  8. They look really yummy!

    I think I have those sprinkles too, mine are from the barbie range!!

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  9. They look very pretty indeed. I love this sort of cupcake!

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  10. These look really pretty, and I'm sure they were great. I love cake recipes that use yogurt.

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  11. Double chocolate equals double yum!

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  12. perfect valentine's day treat

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