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My Famous Chocolate Muffins

What you need: 

2 cups white flour
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease or line muffin tray.
2. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing bowl.
3. Make a well in the center and add vanilla, vinegar, and oil, and gradually stir in the water. Continue stirring until all the ingredients are combined, but don't over mix.
4. Pour into muffin tray, and bake for 20 minutes.

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this recipe was exactly what i was looking for - simple ingredients, quick to make, and open to variation. like the others, i subbed applesauce for the oil, and cut back on the sugar substantially (less than half). i also used half white flour, half whole wheat. and yes, the batter IS delicious! can't wait to try variations on this recipe...although it is quite yummy as-is! :) thanks for a great recipe!


Wow! Can muffins be any simpler while being completely decadent? My family has been in a major muffin mood and this recipe was a perfect match.  I didn't have any almond milk on hand and didn't know if I could pull off a muffin recipe without that.  I found this recipe and cut the sugar back to 1 1/2 cups, but otherwise followed it exactly.  Next time I will try using half oil/half applesauce.  I dusted the tops before baking with a cinnamon sugar mixture from veggie_girl77's suggestion and that made it slightly crisp on top while super moist and light on the inside.  I don't think these will last past lunch!

BTW, the person that said one cup of water was not enough liquid -- I'm not sure what that was about.  My batter was perfect and not at all doughy.  Maybe they were at high altitude or some other unknown condition caused this.  I pretty much threw everything together quickly and got crazy good muffins. 


Wow these were absolutely amazing!!!  I only made a few minor changes - wholemeal flour instead of white, 1 cup of sugar instead of 2, apple sauce instead of oil, and I didn't use the cinnamon/mixed spice.  This recipe is so forgiving, I use a 1 cup water measuring jug to measure all my wet and dry ingredients, and I literally use a teaspoon and tablespoon that you eat with rather than using the proper ones that you're supposed to use for baking.  Normally my recipes have a few issues because of this, but this recipe turned out perfectly.  The muffins were yummy and moist and very dense and chocolatey.  I made an icing out of margarine, cocoa powder and icing sugar to put on top which really made them extra extra good.  Thanks for a great recipe!!! :)


These were delicious! The only change I made was using 1/2 cup of applesauce instead of the oil. Turned out perfectly. Mine made 12 nice sized muffins...and they have a perfect...I don't know whether to call it dense or spongie...texture. Very yummy.


I have to agree with Allychristine the batter was just a delicious as the muffins themselves. And this is a great low budget recipe. Definately one i will keep in my cookbooks.


These were OK. I did make changes, though. I reduced the sugar to 1 cup and used sucanat. I also used whole wheat flour and coconut oil for the oil. I had to add an extra 1/2 cup of water because 1 cup was surely not enough. I also added a few teaspoons of cinnamon. These were good if you want something chocolaty but not too sweet.


Pretty good.  2C sugar seemed excessive, so I cut it down to 1C (brown) and they were still plenty sweet.  Also cut back on the cocoa to 1/2C and used slightly less oil.  Added a few walnuts.  And I gotta agree that the batter was a treat in itself.  It made 12 decently-sized muffins, which were surprisingly light and fluffy.  They were done in 15 minutes and I immediately wolfed down three of them...


these turned out bad. 1st of all 1 cup of water is not hardly enough for 2 cups of flour, thats more of a dough consistency vs cake/muffin.  I had to cook longer than 20 minutes.  they came out still doughy in the middle and hard on top.  My 3 yr old liked them but theres 21 of them so I just threw them away.  I dont know if it was somethinf I did wrong, but I am a good vegan baker so who knows. But i do know I wont be trying this one again.


:)>>>  I used pumpkin pie spice for the spice and I used 1/4 c peanut oil and 1/4 c veg oil (by accident, but it worked).  I also made these bad... by adding choc chips, peanut butter chips and mashmellows (just one in each).  I also made these mini cup cakes instead of big.  They were great!

By the way... make sure you note the proper temperature!! I got it wrong at first!! It turned out okay because I cooked them in a toaster oven instead of a big oven.  So they got done anyway.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!!



The only spice I used was cinnamon and I only put it on top of the muffins.  Before baking, I sprinkle a sugar/cinnamon mixture on top of the muffins.  And sometimes I put sprinkles on half of them (for the kids).

Thanks, yeah..I decided that just cinnamon would probably be good (I was just wondering, since it said "mixed spices"). I loved them. ; )



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