Thursday, September 9, 2010

Chocolate Walnut Muffins

These rich, dark chocolatey muffins studded with walnuts and topped with creamy vanilla butter frosting and dusted with grated dark chocolate.

Ingredients : 

Unsalted Butter : 170g
Plain Chocolate : 140g
Castor Sugar : 200g
Dark Brown Sugar : 55g
Eggs : 4
Vanilla Essence : 1tsp
Almond Essence : 1tsp
Plain Flour : 110g
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder : 1tbsp
Walnuts Chopped : 115g

Method :

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 Cup muffin pan or use paper cases.

2. Melt the butter with the chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl set  over a pan of hot water. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

3. Stir both the sugars into the  chocolate mixture. Mix in the eggs, 1at a time, then add the vanilla and almond essences.

4. Sift over the flour and cocoa.

5. Fold in and stir in the walnuts. 

6. Fill the prepared cups almost to the top and bake until a skewer inserted in the centre barely comes out clean, 10-15 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.

Recipe Courtesy :  "Baking" by Martha Day.Sending it to Shabitha's event Virtual Party - Chocolaty Dreams.


  1. Wish i could grab one, they looks so so beautiful and droolie yummy.

  2. awesome shot Lena... how you manage to do this with a small baby... amazing...

  3. post recipe for vanilla frosting too..

  4. you didnt use baking powder?? i have heard that eggs itself can act as an raising agent.. photos looks awesome Lena..

  5. words dear, super muffins. kandal serikkum etho magazinile pic pole und. adipoli...

  6. lena kutty....muffins look simply kairali sisters said...vanithayilekku onnu aychu koduthude...nalla oru sweet dish...

  7. chocolate walnut muffins looks very delicious these cute muffins n the frosting on top of it


  8. I am simply drooling :) its sure a treat for a chocoholic like me :) yummmm

  9. Drool worthy muffins. Loved the pictures. I'm a happy follower of your blog. Thanks for sending this to my event.

  10. Superb muffins!! Loved the second pic..

  11. Wowww cute looking muffins...awesome!

  12. hey lena...u r carrying now?..oh god...happy to knw such a beautiful news...takecare..n a sweet puppy to ritika...n my wishes to the coming baby doll....sheriya..chekkanmare kittan kure padu pedum....nammal bloggersinu ellam penkuttikal aanu lena...nammal blog start chythathu kondu nannaayi alle? penkuttikalude mom's aanu...takecare my dear..

  13. Oh the muffins look amazing! I wonder if they could be veganized (with all those eggs)... I might just have to try. ;)

    I just found your blog through another blog, and am enjoying it very much!

  14. Wow! lovely pics dear...very tempting muffins!

  15. Wow, those look SOOOO delicious! And the pictures are really nice...I love the one with the dripping frosting.
    Re. your comment about the baking beans...I don't have baking beans either...I just lay a piece of parchment paper over the pastry dough crust and put use rice instead of beans or pie weights. Sometimes, the rice can stick which is why I use the parchment paper first.

  16. Hey Thats sweet of u to visit my blog nd leave ur lovely comments...
    They luk toooo good nd m loving it....

  17. Aah lovely click...nice frosting and tempting cake

  18. Hey there !! Am always so happy to find people in Bangalore bitten by the baking bug:-))). Gorgeous muffins here I must say!! Dying to know where u got the paper liners from..You may find Bangalore baking ingredients info on my blog useful.. Will be in touch..