There is nothing I would rather do with my kids (or solo) than bake.
You get to be creative, lose yourself in chocolate (mostly) then scoff.
What could make more self-indulgent fun?!
Yes, it can get messy with little people but the sheer joy always outweighs the sticky hands and floors!
I usually make these muffins a couple of times a month on a weekend usually and often top these bad boys with melted dark chocolate or chocolate butter cream.
The best thing about these muffins is that they are HONESTLY the quickest, easiest (self-proclaimed) BEST muffins to make in the entire world (probs)!
And decorating them is as fun as eating them (almost)!
Now let's get baking!
For the muffins:
2 cups all purpose flour (you can use gluten-free if you prefer)
3 tablespoons best quality cocoa powder
3 teaspoons baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of unrefined sugar
Place all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl pour the wet ingredients and whisk together. Add into the dry ingredients and fold. Mix quickly until you have a gloopy, slightly lumpy mixture.
Pour into paper muffin cases and bake for 15 minutes at 180°C.
I used shop bought chocolate butter cream here and decorated with various toppings. Go wild and use anything you fancy from nuts to dried fruit, chocolate toppings and more.