Chocolate Muffins for Valentine's Day

Chocolate Muffins for Valentine's Day

Rich cocoa scented muffins with a fluffy, moist texture. Top with whatever you prefer and gift to friends for Valentine's Day.

Ingredients: 12 muffins of 4 cm diameter

Pancake mix
70 g
Almond flour
30 g
Cocoa powder
2 tablespoons
20 g
5 g
1/2 (approx. 25 g)
5 tablespoons
20 g
Chocolate (or chocolate chips)
as needed
Sliced almonds
as needed


1. Whisk the pancake mix, almond flour, cocoa powder, sugar, honey, egg and milk in a bowl.
2. Put the butter in a heatproof bowl and microwave at 600 W for about 30 seconds to melt. Combine with Step 1.
3. Rub the melted butter left over in your heatproof bowl from Step 2 with your hands into the cupcake tins. Scoop the mixture from Step 2 into the molds using a spoon.
4. As the batter will rise while baking, fill the molds to about 80% full.
5. I greased the silicone muffin tray with butter, but omit this step if you are using paper ones.
6. Hold the muffin tray with both hands and lightly tap it on the counter to get rid of air bubbles and to even the surface.
7. Add the toppings such as chopped chocolate, chocolate chips or sliced almonds if you prefer.
8. Bake in a preheated oven at 170°C for about 15 minutes while keeping an eye on them.
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Story Behind this Recipe

I modified another muffin recipe of mine and added cocoa powder.
If you chill these in a refrigerator before serving, the flavour and texture will resemble chocolate cake.