Double Chocolate Muffins

Easy and moist double chocolate muffins. A must make breakfast treat for all chocolate fans!

Moist double chocolate muffin recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Random Friday thoughts and things…

I just found out that old episodes of Bill Nye, the Science Guy are on Netflix. Yay! If your kids (or you) love learning about science in fun ways, I’d recommend checking it out. And of course then there are the Steve Spangler YouTube videos. That guy is amazing. I can’t get enough of his fun experiments. And now he even has a kids science kit you can subscribe to. Very tempting.

A moment hits every Summer when I decide I’m done blow drying my hair in the morning. Pull it back and twist it into a messy knot. Simple and easy, but it can get boring. I decided to try the whole beachy hair this year and picked up a fun smelling bottle yesterday. I know I can make it myself at home, but there’s something special about a really good smelling store bought version of just about anything. Right? So we’ll see how this goes… I’ll report back if the brand I bought is horrible or awesome or somewhere in between.

Garden update: everything (okay almost everything) is looking amazing! Granted, it’s just herbs and such but still… that’s big considering I’ve wanted to do a garden for-ever! The mint isn’t doing much so that one might be a dud. Everything else is growing like crazy though and I can’t wait to use it all!

Moist double chocolate muffin recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I warned you I was on a sweets kick. Chocolate for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do.

Usually I lean more towards sweet and fruity muffins but I decided to change things up and make a super irresistible, moist and very chocolate-y muffin for a fun change of pace.

These are a huge winner and an absolute must make for all chocolate fans. Enjoy these moist double chocolate muffins for breakfast, brunch or snack… or dessert!

Moist double chocolate muffin recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Double Chocolate Muffins

Easy and moist double chocolate muffins. A must make breakfast treat for all chocolate fans!


  • 1/4C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2C granulated sugar
  • 1/4C light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 1/4C all purpose flour
  • 1/2C sour cream
  • 3/4C chocolate chips, plus additional for topping


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with 12 greaseproof liners. 

In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in one egg at a time, along with vanilla, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Scrape bowl as needed. Sift cocoa powder directly over bowl, mixing well until fully incorporated. Alternate additions of flour and sour cream until fully combined. Stir in chocolate chips. 

Using a large cookie scoop, divide batter between prepare muffin liners. If desired, gently press additional chocolate chips into the top of batter. 

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs. 

Cool in pan for 5 minutes or until easy to handle. Store in an airtight container for up to several days. 

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27 Responses to “Double Chocolate Muffins”

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    Medeja — May 29, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Very nice treat for Friday!

    • Rachel — May 29th, 2015 @ 7:34 am

      Thanks Medeja! :)

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    taylor @ greens & chocolate — May 29, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I have a feeling your mint will take off soon – that’s the one thing that tends to go crazy in my garden no matter how much I neglect it! These muffins look irresistible – how can you say no to chocolate for breakfast?!

    • Rachel — May 31st, 2015 @ 8:09 am

      I sure hope so, but I’m honestly not keeping my hopes up much for the mint since everything else is doing so well! Only time will tell I guess!

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    Allie | Baking a Moment — May 29, 2015 at 10:08 am

    I’ve been craving chocolate so bad lately! Would love to start the day off with one of these gorgeous muffins!

    • Rachel — May 31st, 2015 @ 8:09 am

      Any excuse to have chocolate for breakfast, right? :)

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — May 29, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I was just craving a chocolate muffin this morning! These look perfect!
    I am definitely going to check out the science guys you mentioned. My 8yo is going to love it!

    • Rachel — May 31st, 2015 @ 8:10 am

      Your 8yo would love them! I find the Steve Spangler channel on youtube especially fun.

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    Rosanne — May 30, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Just made them and they came out brilliantly! Thanks for a great muffin recipe that doesn’t taste like baking soda.

    • Rachel — May 31st, 2015 @ 8:07 am

      So glad you enjoyed them, Rosanne! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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    Mel @ The Refreshanista — May 30, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    wow these look so chocolatey and delicious!

    • Rachel — May 31st, 2015 @ 8:10 am

      Thanks so much Mel!

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    Vickey — June 2, 2015 at 5:13 am

    I have already made these twice. Once for a family gathering and the second time for my family. We have enjoyed every recipe that I have made from your blog.

    • Rachel — June 2nd, 2015 @ 7:21 am

      That’s fantastic! I’m so glad everyone has enjoyed them so much. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    angie — January 13, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    no milk?

    • Rachel — January 14th, 2016 @ 7:12 am

      No, there is no milk in this recipe. The moisture comes from the sour cream.

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    Candice — January 26, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Thank you for the recipe! Are semi sweet chocolate chips ok to use?

    • Rachel — January 26th, 2016 @ 8:37 pm

      Semi-sweet chocolate chips will be just fine. Enjoy!! :)

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    Alice — February 9, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Hi! These look super good, but is there a replacement for sour cream? Would a splash of milk work?

    • Rachel — February 9th, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

      Because of the consistency of sour cream, I wouldn’t recommend using milk as a substitution. Instead, plain yogurt would be your best bet.

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    Michelle — March 16, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Thank-you, thank-you for this lovely recipe! I was searching for a Chocolate muffin on Pinterest, and was getting annoyed that I couldn’t find a recipe that was not the”healthy” type. Darnit, when I want a chocolate muffin once in a while as a treat, I want the real thing lol. They are in the oven right now, but if the batter is any indication of how good these will be, I’m sure they will be a hit! Thanks for the recipe, have a beautiful day! Cheers!

    • Rachel — March 17th, 2016 @ 7:22 am

      I hope you enjoyed them! :)

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    Rachel — June 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Im about to make these NOW!! Do you think they’d taste good with maybe a teaspoon of instant espresso added to the batter? Thank you!!!

    • Rachel — June 22nd, 2016 @ 2:48 pm

      Made them, LOVED them! !!! I didn’t add the espresso, didnt want to chance ruining these awesome muffins! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

      • Rachel — June 23rd, 2016 @ 8:06 am

        I’m glad you enjoyed them! Adding espresso powder to these muffins would likely be okay. I wouldn’t recommend doing so if there is another prominent flavor, besides chocolate, in the mix though! :)

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    Jennifer Young — October 19, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Can these be made into mini muffins?

    • Rachel — October 19th, 2016 @ 6:08 pm

      You definitely could. Mini muffins take half the time to cook, or slightly more, than regular muffins. Be sure to check them early. Good luck!

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