On this past Friday I celebrated my one year Blogiversary of The Chocolate Muffin Tree and within that post I had pictured some scrumptious looking Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins (did you notice?) Today I'm sharing with you the recipe for these wonderful muffins along with the story behind where the name "The Chocolate Muffin Tree" came from at the end of this post. These muffins were really yummy and the extra chocolate added just the right amount of sweetness! Chocolate Muffins are not quite as sweet as chocolate cupcakes so they are a great excuse to eat something maybe a little bit healthier! (or not)
1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons best quality cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)
3/4 cup superfine sugar (I used regular white sugar)
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling (I used Ghirardelli bittersweet chips)
1 cup milk (I used soy milk)
1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Put flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, and 3/4 cup of chocolate chips into a large bowl. Pour all liquid ingredients into a bowl. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Spoon into paper muffin cups. Sprinkle the remaining 1.4 cup chocolate chips on top and make for 20 minutes or until muffins are dark, risen and springy. Enjoy!
What does a Chocolate Muffin Tree look like? According to C this is what she drew when I asked her:
Do you think I should use this for a logo or symbol for my blog? Let me know your input. What do you think A Chocolate Muffin Tree looks like?
Where Does the name "The Chocolate Muffin Tree" come from?
Answer: After celebrating her 4th birthday with chocolate muffins, my daughter said to me while at our garden, "We could plant an apple tree and a chocolate muffin tree! No, I want to grow A Chocolate Muffin Tree!" Six months later I remembered this story when trying to think of a name for my blog and the rest is history!