02 May 2009

Chocolate Maple Muffins

These muffins originally started out as Maple Cupcakes. They were adapted from a recipe for Vegan Maple Cupcakes I got from Ricki over at Diet,Dessert & Dogs.

I basically added chocolate to the recipe,which changed the texture of these cakes, so they were more of a muffin than a cupcake and the maple flavour wasn't so strong. Good all the same!

So here they are...

Chocolate Maple Muffins

½ cup milk
½ tsp cider vinegar
½ cup pure maple syrup
1⁄3 cup sunflower oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1⁄3 cups plain flour
1⁄3 cup sugar
1⁄3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp fine sea salt

Preheat oven to 180c/350f/GM4.

Line 12 muffins cups with muffin cases.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, vinegar, maple syrup, oil and vanilla until well combined. Set aside while you measure the dry ingredients, for at least 2 minutes.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar and salt. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and whisk just until combined (do not over mix).

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, until a tester inserted in one of the cupcakes comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

Makes 12


  1. Chocolate anything is a go in my book. :)

  2. those look really good!! I love chocolate chips in just about anything muffin/cake!!

  3. Ohhhh, YUM!! Chocolate and maple together in a muffin sounds like the best thing ever!!!

  4. Yum yum yum, might have to give these a try. Thank you. Nice blog you have here too.

  5. what a sunny photos - looks delicious - I have been baking with chocolate and maple syrup this weekend ad loving it so I think these muffins are a great idea!

  6. The muffin looks like a little burst of sunshine and sounds delicious!

  7. Gimme chocolate anytime, anyday!

  8. They look like little sunflowers:) I'd skip the frosting, no fan of that anyway, chocolate is suffice!

  9. Love the yellases - very summery

  10. Mmm these look really good. I don't make chocolate muffins enough! Actually I don't think I ever have hmm.

  11. These look so great! Adding chocolate is always a good idea as far as I'm concerned!

  12. I love the yellow cases - it makes them look like sunflowers!

  13. They look so moist and chocolatey mmm!

  14. Yummie, these chocolate muffins look great! And the yellow cups give them a nice combination of color.

  15. Love the way these look like sunflowers! And what an original recipe. They sound delicious.

  16. There is no arguing with that Dana :)

    Hi Staci, It does perk the day up!

    It is good Astra, although the chocolate is stronger of the two flavours.

    Thank you Sally and thanks for visiting :)

    I will have to nip over to your blog and catch up Johanna, I haven't been on much lately :)

    Thanks Andrea :)

    You're too easy A&N :D

    Hi Pia, I thought the muffin cases were nice and cheerful too :)

    Thanks Beth :)

    You should Ashley :)

    Me too Diann, although I have managed to resist for a few days :)

    Thanks CC, I see what you mean :)

    They were good Anne :)

    Hi Juliana, I will definitely buy more of these cases. Such pretty colours :)

    Thanks Antonia :)

  17. Chocolate and maple are such a wonderful combination--what a great idea, Holler! :)

  18. Wow, these look and sound so yummy!!


  19. As a Canadian, I always appreciate a recipe with maple in it. Got any left?

  20. oy! looks lovely and probably tastes even better!



  21. Lovely chocolate & maple muffins:


  22. I made these today and while they rose nicely and were nice and light in texture I'm afraid I couldn't taste the maple syrup at all and they weren't sweet enough for me.


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