Easy 5 Step Chocolate Muffin Recipe

Delicious and moist, this chocolate muffin recipe sits comfortably between the texture of a cupcake and a café style muffin. It’s not dry and certainly not crumbly, it’s just right and full of chocolate-encrusted goodness. YUM.

This the only chocolate muffin recipe you’ll ever need

Of course, for the real deal, chocolate chips or pieces are required for scattering on top and you can be as generous as you like with that. You can even shake things up and choose white chocolate chips or for a real decadent finish, chop up some Cadbury Caramello chocolate for an extra sweet hit.

Too many chocolate muffins for you to eat at once? You can absolutely freeze those delicious treats with this chocolate muffin recipe – they thaw beautifully (and in plenty of time for lunch if you’re packing one in a school lunch box!).

Your choice of cocoa matters!

I know pennies are tight at the moment, but if there’s one thing you shouldn’t skimp on at the supermarket, it’s baking cocoa. They’re not all created equal and you will be guaranteed that rich, dark, chocolatey flavour to no end if you choose a quality brand such as Nestle Bakers’ Choice Cocoa. This cocoa has been specifically made for baking, using 100% cocoa!



Chocolate muffin recipe

Makes: 12 muffins


  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 150g chocolate chips (plus extra for sprinkling on top)
  • 250ml milk
  • 90ml vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and prepare a 12-cup muffin tin, lining each cavity with a muffin liner. TIP: if you don’t have any muffin liners, check out our TikTok below.
  2. Weigh and measure the dry ingredients, sift and mix them together in a large mixing bowl. Mix through the chocolate chips so that they’re also covered in flour.
  3. In a jug or small bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Pour into the dry ingredients bowl and mix lightly together until there are no pockets of dry flour. Don’t be alarmed that the mixture will be quite runny – this is perfectly normal!
  4. Spoon the mixture and divide evenly between the muffin cases. Top with extra chocolate chips and bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins have risen and are springy to the touch.
  5. Let the muffins sit in the muffin tin for five minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

chocolate muffin recipe
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Do you or your kids love a good chocolate muffin recipe or do you have a favourite muffin combo? Let us know in the comments below what your favourite muffin flavour is and we might just test a recipe to publish!

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More lunch box goodies!

Chocolate muffin recipes aside, we also have some other pretty good lunch box recipes to dive on into. Check out our recipes section for a HUGE selection, including 5 Brumby’s Bakery Lunch Box Ideas, 7 Yummy Lunch Box Ideas to Spruce Up Your Kids’ School Day Lunches, No Bake Healthy Energy Balls Recipe and our super popular 3-Ingredient Apricot Balls Recipe. YUM.

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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