Debbi’s Deadly Chocolate Muffins

I LOVE CHRISTMAS TIME!  I get to bake and bake and bake!  These are some more baked goods for neighbor gifts.  The recipe comes from the “Mrs Fields I Love Chocolate! Cookbook”.

12 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used chocolate chips)

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter

1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup sifted cake flour (I used all purpose flour)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 eggs

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided

1/4 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts (I left the nuts out)

1/4 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly oil the top surface of a 12 cup muffin tin.  (If you’re using a nonstick muffin pan then you probably don’t need to do this.)  Line the cups with paper liners.

In a double boiler, melt the chopped semisweet chocolate with the butter and stir until smooth.  (I melted them together in a saucepan.)  Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and pale, about 5 minutes.  Beat in the chocolate mixture and vanilla.  Add the flour mixture and then stir in 1 cup of semisweet chips.

Scoop batter evenly into prepared muffin cups.  Top with remaining 1/4 cup semisweet chips, nuts and white chocolate chips.  Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until centers are set.

Set muffin pans on wire rack to cool for 15 minutes then remove muffins to cool completely.

The recipe said that it would make 12 muffins so I doubled it because I wanted to make more and got about 40 muffins.

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