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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Easy to make Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe. Quick, easy and delicious. To find out how to stop chocolate chips sinking to the bottom, read on!

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Nigella Lawson - Chocolate Chip Muffins

As you probably know I'm not usually a one for baking cakes; why? Simply because I can't do baking, I am useless at it and so I need all the help I can get.

But with that said I did once excel myself in making Dulce de Leche Filled Muffins 😉

Of course, a good muffin/cupcake tin will ensure your muffins cook evenly and this Hard Anodised Cupcake Tin from Stellar Cookware is the very thing. It doesn't warp like some cheaper muffins tins will.

This tin is a sturdy and professional piece of bakeware (and by the way it makes a good job of Yorkshire puddings too).

I'm really pleased with the results which means me and this Stellar cupcake tin are now best buddies in the kitchen.

Chocolate Chip Muffins out of the oven

The tin holds twelve muffins but my recipe only made ten.

How to Stop Chocolate Chips Sinking

When adding chocolate chips or raisins and the like, to any cake mix add them to the flour and mix to coat before adding the wet ingredients; this stops them sinking to the bottom of your muffins - how very marvellous!

Stellar Hard Anodised Muffin Tin

Stellar Hard Anodised 12 Cupcake / Muffin Tin

Hard Anodised heavy gauge material, abrasion-resistant. This surface will not peel or flake off and will not rust. PTFE and PFOA free. Size: 42 x 30 x 3cm

Efficient and even heat distribution for superior cooking & baking results and oven safe up to 240°C. Suitable for use under the grill and for hob use (all hobs excluding induction).

Not suitable for use in a microwave. Not suitable for the dishwasher; hand wash in nice warm sudsy water, rinse and dry.

Of course, there's a lot more to the Stellar Hard Anodised Bakeware Range including roasting tins and baking trays; check out my review of the Stellar Hard Anodised Roasting Tin.

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Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Yield: 12
Author: Nigella Lawson
Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins are quick and very easy to make, and yummy too!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 2 tablespoons best quality cocoa powder
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 150g chocolate chips - plus a small handful more for sprinkling later
  • 250ml milk
  • 90ml vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas6
  1. Fill a 12-bun muffin tray with paper cases.
  2. Weigh out the dry ingredients into a large bowl, except for the chocolate chips.
  3. In a small dish add a small spoonful of flour, and throw in the 150g of chocolate chips. 
  4. Give them a mix around to coat in the flour, this will stop them from sinking to the bottom of your muffins. 
  5. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug.
  6. Mix both together, you will have a runny batter. Now spoon into the muffin cases.
  7. Sprinkle more chocolate chips on top then cook for 20 minutes or until the muffins are risen and springy.
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