It’s probably about time I put this recipe up. In the last month I’ve made these muffins 5 times! Each time I’ve tweaked it a little, trying to see how little sugar I can put in, trying it without cocoa powder, trying it with olive oil instead of butter – so pretty much trying to find an excuse to make them healthier… so I can eat more!? Wait no, that was a lie. I’ve also been spiking them with dollops of coffee whipped cream, whipped chocolate ganache and even a sticky buttery caramel drizzle. Yes, I am still on a chocolate rampage. There is no end in sight.
Peeking into the oven a couple minutes before they were done and my first thoughts were oh my god, how did I fail again. They had barely risen and were looking somewhat sunken in. How could I have a mother’s day brunch without the finishing dessert? However, when I took one bite I changed my mind. Buttery, moist and rich but at the same time fresh and aromatic – they were perfect and had the perfect texture.