A few weeks ago, I was invited to my girlfriend’s grand child birthday party. I volunteer to help to make some chocolate chip muffins for the kids instead of cupcakes as they already had a birthday cake. I made many type of muffins but not chocolate-Chocolate chip base. Well, I enjoyed making them and glad that the kids and the adults enjoyed them too.
3½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
½ teaspoon salt
1¼ cup dark brown sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup canola/vegetable/corn oil
2 cups warm water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided (keep ¼ cup)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Meanwhile, prep the 2 muffin trays with muffin paper cups and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, unsweetened cocoa and salt; stirring with a wire whisk and combine it well. Add in the canola/vegetable/corn oil, warm water, dark brown sugar, vanilla extract and beaten eggs; stirring with the whisk until well combined. Add in the chocolate chips, folding gently into the flour mixture.
Pour batter evenly among prepared muffin paper cups. Top each muffin with chocolate chips. Transfer to oven and bake for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove and cool for 5 minutes in the muffin pan before transferring to the wire rack to cool completely.