Chocolate chip fudge muffins

    35 min

    Fudgy chocolate chip muffins made extra moist with apple sauce and extra yummy with brown sugar, cocoa powder and just a hint of vanilla and cinnamon.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 110g apple sauce
    • 55g margarine, softened
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 110g light brown soft sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125g plain flour
    • 1 1/3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 170g plain chocolate chips
    • 2 tablespoons icing sugar

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line muffin cups (6.5cm in diameter) with paper cases.
    2. In large mixer bowl, beat butter, caster sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until well blended. Add apple sauce and blend well.
    3. In a separate bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, bicarb and cinnamon (if desired). Add to butter mixture, blending well. Stir in chocolate chips and fill muffin cups 3/4 full with mixture.
    4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 22 to 26 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted in centre comes out almost clean. Cool slightly in tin on wire rack. Sprinkle muffin tops with icing sugar, if desired. Serve warm.

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    great recipe easy to follow cant wait for them to come out of the oven and cool  -  20 Feb 2013


    When I saw all of the positive reviews for these muffins, I thought I'd found a winner. Boy was I wrong. The muffins are very sugary tasting, bland, and lacking in chocolate flavor. Fudgy was definitely the wrong adjective to use in the name, because there is nothing fudge-like about them. I was expecting something more rich and flavorful. Definitely one of the worst chocolate-chocolate chip muffins I've ever tasted. I won't be making these again.  -  12 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Contrary to the other reviewers' thoughts, I found this muffin to be very moist and fudgy. I always cut baking time by a third or a quarter and start checking for doneness at that time. I don't usually have toothpicks so I found a spaghetti noodle works great...if it comes back clean after being poked int he center of the muffin, it is done. My children LOVED LOVED LOVED the muffins and they were gone that very day.  -  21 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)