Friday, December 24, 2010

Chocolate Spice Muffins

Took leave a day before Christmas Eve to whip up a mass muffins baking for my colleagues. Made a variety of muffins from my past tested and trial-ed recipes. Settled on a few including this one. Chocolate spice muffins! To warm everyone up a little, in the heart at least. Crusty muffin top accompanied by spicy cocoa flavors and dried mixed fruits. The recipe is a holiday season keeper.
Little xmas tags I've made. Ripped the angry muffin picture off google.

Muffins galore~

It was fun baking loads during this holiday season. Kinda disappointed that I didn't have the time to practice for a log cake this year, but I'll do that in the coming year.
Chocolate Spice Cranberry Muffins
(makes 12 muffins)

1 egg
70ml vegetable oil
240ml milk
200g sugar
140g all purpose flour
135g whole wheat flour
20g cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
70g dried mixed fruits

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 12 muffin paper cups on the muffin tray.
2. Whisk together egg, oil, milk and sugar
3. In a separate bowl, whisk flours, cocoa powder and baking powder, salt and stir in egg mixture
4. Fold in mixed fruits and scoop batter into muffin
5. Bake for 30mins and transfer to wire rack to cool


  1. now this is a muffin i had never tried before looks good jean~! i also have no chance to practice my swiss roll! its time to start =D

  2. hey Jean,

    thats really nice of you to make muffins for your colleagues. I want some also, haha.

    Hey next year we can have a baking session and make log cakes together ya? But before that I am sure we can meet up and bake other stuff.

    Merry xmas and have a wonderful weekend! have lots of fun my friend =]

  3. Jess: hehe same same. we should start baking it next year, so we wouldn't have to do it last minute haha

    ZY: i was actually pretty embarrassed cos I was short of muffins and did not reciprocate some colleagues' gifts =/ and yup! i like the log cake baking session idea. I think I'll need guidance on the rolling part.