Adventures in Baking

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chocolate muffins were made this weekend with 
the help of Black Magic Cake and a DIY Tulip Cup tutorial...


1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup strong black coffee, cooled
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup fresh blackberries 
3/4 cup of confectioners sugar to decorate
(This made about 24 regular sized muffin cups)

Parchment Paper and Scissors


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Line trays by cutting parchment paper into squares 2 – 3 inches wide.
One at a time press the squares into the cups in trays. Smooth your fingers into
the corners. Make sure not to force the parchment too far so it doesn't tear.
Don't worry if it doesn't fit perfectly flat, the muffin batter will help with that.

3.  Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, 
and salt in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.

4.  Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla.  
Beat at a medium speed for about three minutes. Batter will be thin.

5.  Fold blackberries carefully into batter.

6.  Fill tulip liners 2/3 full with batter and 
bake muffins for approximately 25-30 minutes
or until they pass the toothpick test.

7.  Once done, remove trays from oven and 
dust muffins with confectioners' sugar and serve!

They were pretty yummy mis amores


Sam said...

Awww! They look so good. I love the last photo - the presentation is gorgeous. I shall remeber this post the next time I'm in the mood for baking as it looks like a very good recipe. Thank you! Hope you are your feline friends are well Gabbi!

Gabbi said...

George and Lulu send their love! Thank you dear Sam!♥

Sarah said...

They look delicious and beautiful Gabbi-a great combination!

Gabbi said...

Thank you Sarah! Wishes for a great new week ♥

Rebecca said...

Yummy!! That is such a cute idea to use parchment paper as a muffin cup. These are so lovely !

Unknown said...

Humm chocolate :p they look delicious!
I want to try <3

Gabbi said...

Isn't genius Rebecca! I can't believe it never occurred to me before I saw that DIY... they were pretty tasty Rita, highly recommend. Wishing you a great new week girls♥

P R I M O E Z A said...

are they the ones you made? they look amazing!

dEsoRdeN said...

mmmmmmm!!! Con lo goloso que soy, no me enseñes estas cosas, Gabbi! Que me acabo de comer un montón de crussancitos de chocolate, y tendré que ir a la cocina a por más!! XD

Gabbi said...

I did! Thank you Elizabeth! I made them and then proceeded to eat almost all of 'em. Chocolatey comfort food♥

desorden... me tienes que mandar una foto de tus crussancitos de chocolate. se me antojan no mas con el nombre!

Certain Creatures said...

Such a wonderful post, Gabbi!
Thanks so much for coming to visit!
I'm going to catch up with your posts i've missed. Later this week I'm going to have a giveaway so if you want come and see... :)


Brandi said...

I could have used 10 of these last night! These muffins are going on my to-make list. Oh and next time you are baking feel free to set some of your goodies aside and overnight to me...thanks!

Gabbi said...

Thank you Francesca! I will most definitely be checking in for the giveaway! And Brandi... we should live closer! For sure visiting your city this summer! ♥

Jo said...

Mmmmm...looks like a pretty flower with a chocolate center! What perfect party treats! ...or just hanging out at home treats! ;)

drollgirl said...

yum yum yum. this would be the perfect chaser to my not-so-healthy lunch!!!!

Gabbi said...

Thank you Jo!♥ And you are so right Drollgirl... not healthy, but still pretty good! ♥

dEsoRdeN said...

aaaiissshhh!! me acabo de comer los últimos, justo antes de leer tu mensaje. Te mandaré la foto cuando compré más, ok? ;)

Unknown said...

Ooooo! I can't wait till autumn comes to NZ and I can pick the blackberries to make this. I'll tell you how it turns out. Thank you for the recipe, Gabbi :) And sorry I haven't stopped by in so long. I'm glad I did though.

Camila Faria said...

Huummmm...they look amazing!!!

Alexandra said...

Now this I have to try! yummie yummie! need to translate in european measures first though ;)

I also wanted you to know I'm back in the bloggosphere with a new blog I've started with a friend of mine called petiteCurie. feel free to pop by :)

Galit said...

Those photos are mouthwatering!
Looks so rich and! I want to bath in one of those..... (before you baked them)

Might have to try it out soon (with gluten free flour though)

Unknown said...

Looks absolutely beautiful!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

um yum- and what pretty photos

Kitty Stampede said...

yum yum yum. you made these oh so pretty. when i make sweets, they seem to always look a little sloppy..hehe. maybe i rush them too much to gobble them down or something, not sure. ;)

nice to visit your blog, it's been awhile. beautiful as usual.

hope life is treating you swell! xo

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