Beat the egg in a bowl, add the vegetable oil and mix well with a whisk.
Add the milk and mix. Then add the sugar and salt and mix well.
Sift the cake flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture into the bowl from Step 2, and mix well with a whisk.
Sift in the rest of the flour mixture and fold in. Add the chocolate chips before everything mixes completely, and mix gently.
Put the muffin cups in the muffin molds, and pour in the batter from Step 4 with a spoon. Fill about 70% of each mold with the batter. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180℃ for 15 minutes. When baked, cool on a rack and they are done.
≪Cross Cut≫ There are a lot of chocolate chips inside.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to eat chocolate muffins but I worried about the calorie count… So I came up with this recipe to make rich and satisfying chocolate muffins without butter.
Once you add the flour and chocolate chips, fold in gently with a rubber spatula! They won't be fluffy when baked if you mix too much. When it's baked, poke the center of the muffin with a skewer, and if it comes out clean, it's done. If not, bake for longer.