Chocolate Mini Muffins

By Mariella Forte | 2 Dec 2018 | RECIPES

Now don’t let these bite sized little beauties fool you, they are deceptively easy to make and pack a lovely chocolatey and silky taste despite not having any butter! These will be a hit with the kids and adults alike, a fun and fantastic little treat for everyone at Christmas. Enjoy!

CHOCOLATE MINI MUFFINS – Makes 30 mini muffins (54 calories | 2g fat | 5g sugar each)

  • 180g plain flour
  • 35g cocoa
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 150g low fat mayo
  • 60ml water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 180°c. Sift all of your dry ingredients, give them a good old whisk and set aside.

STEP 2: Cream the sugar with the egg and mayo, followed by the water and vanilla. Slowly combine the flour mix with the other ingredients and pipe this batter into mini muffin cases. Bake at for 12-15 minutes until firm to the touch (careful, they will be hot!)

STEP 3: Top with mini white chocolate chunks, let these melt a little and then squash them down to “glue” them in place.

TOP TIP: Use a sharp knife to make a butterfly cupcake version of these, filling the centre with one of the frostings from our other recipes.

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