Double Chocolate & Strawberry Muffins

Double Chocolate & Strawberry Muffins
When I was sent some of Urban Fruit‘s products to try out in my baking, I knew that their dried strawberries would go perfectly with chocolate, and even more so with double chocolate. And so, these Double Chocolate & Strawberry Muffins were born! They are delicious and really easy to make too. Urban Fruit make dried fruit that they gently bake at low temperatures, and they never add any extra sugars. Their products are so versatile for baking with, or you could add them to cereal or yoghurt, or eat straight from the pack as a healthy snack!

Step by step…

 

I started by mixing together caster sugar and butter. Then I added eggs and vanilla extract and whisked in.

 

Then I whisked in cocoa powder and self raising flour. And finally I folded in dried strawberries and chocolate chips. I divided the mixture between 12 muffin cases and baked for 20 minutes.

To decorate I melted dark chocolate and drizzled it over the muffins. Finally I sprinkled on some freeze dried strawberry.

Double Chocolate & Strawberry Muffins

Tips for making the Double Chocolate & Strawberry Muffins:

  • To decorate the muffins with the dark chocolate, I hold the muffin on it’s side over the bowl of melted chocolate. Then I use a fork to gently flick and drizzle the chocolate over the top. If you prefer a neater finish, you can also use a piping bag.
  • To stop the dried strawberries from sinking, toss them in a little flour before adding to the muffin batter.
  • The muffins can be frozen without the decoration. Wrap them well, or place in a airtight container, and freeze for up to 3 months.

Double Chocolate & Strawberry Muffins

Recommended equipment & ingredients*

Cupcake tin Electric hand mixer Black cupcake cases
Freeze dried strawberries Kitchen scales Mixing bowls

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Double Chocolate & Strawberry Muffins

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Double Chocolate & Strawberry Muffins

Yummy chocolate muffins with choc chips and dried strawberry

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the muffins

  • 175 g Butter or baking spread
  • 175 g Caster sugar
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 45 g Cocoa powder
  • 130 g Self raising flour
  • 90 g Dried strawberries
  • 65 g Chocolate chips

For decoration

  • 60 g Dark chocolate
  • 20 g Freeze dried strawberries optional

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line a cupcake tin with paper cases

  2. Cut up the dried strawberries into smaller pieces and toss them in a little flour to coat them (this will help them stop sinking)

  3. Mix together the caster sugar and butter until creamy and smooth

  4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk in

  5. Whisk in the cocoa powder and self raising flour

  6. Then gently fold in the dried strawberries and chocolate chips using a spatula or spoon

  7. Divide the mixture between the muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Put them on a cooling rack to cool completely

  8. To decorate melt the dark chocolate and drizzle it over the muffins either using a fork or put it in a piping bag. Finally sprinkle on the freeze dried strawberry

  9. Store in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days

NB. I was sent the dried strawberry as a gift, all opinions are my own.

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Double Chocolate & Strawberry Muffins

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2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Another beautiful-looking muffin….. Your finish is always so neat and perfect!
    I love using fruit in muffins and if I don't use fresh, I tend to add freeze-dried fruit. Were the strawberries (or mangos) still chewy at all when baked in the sponge?

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