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Triple Chocolate Chunk Muffins

These chocolate muffins have cocoa powder and dark chocolate in the batter, with chocolate chips added to the batter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 253 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners (or spray with non-stick cooking spray).
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (or do so in a microwave on 50% power in 30-second increments), until completely melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large glass measuring cup or a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg and vanilla until well combined. Pour the liquid ingredients and the melted butter and chocolate over the dry ingredients, add the chocolate chips, and with a rubber spatula, gently fold until all ingredients are incorporated. Do not overmix the batter. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a thin knife inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing each muffin from its mold. Serve warm or at room temperature. Muffins can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days (or frozen for up to 2 months).

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Triple Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 177mg8%
Potassium 253mg7%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.