Triple Chocolate Muffins!

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Light, Gooey, Triple Chocolate Muffins that Everyone Will Love!

Absolute and utter heaven for me is a good triple chocolate muffin. You can buy them in every supermarket, coffee shop and bakery – yet they are so easy to bake at home! Another favourite of mine is lemon & blueberry but that is for another day. These muffins are beautiful when fresh out of the oven and still warm, or even when they have cooled down and are the day after baking. They are truly irresistible!

I have tried and tested many a triple chocolate muffin recipe, but honestly I believe this one is the best I have found and created – the sponge is so light and fluffy yet chocolatey from all of the chocolate chips. You don’t feel weighed down after eating one as they are that light! However, this does often lead to eating more than you potentially should… but who cares really. Muffins are good for the soul. They’re good for the mind.


The recipe does seem to have a lot of ingredients in it, but to be honest its not thaaaaat many… but it is worth it. The Sour Cream makes it really, along with the bicarbonate of soda. They react together in such a way that its a dreamy muffin. I’m not 100% on the science behind it, but it just works so well.

You could easily just use one type of sugar in comparison to two, but I just love the combination. Using all light brown sugar would make the muffins slightly more caramel flavoured, and just caster sugar would make them lighter. It’s one of those types of recipes where you can really use whatever sugar you want, but I would still recommend using the entire amount. I know some people like to try and reduce the sugar in recipes, which you can feel free to do… but sometimes I think it can affect the bake a little too much.

For the base of the brownie, its very important like my brownie recipes, to use Dark Chocolate, and not milk. You CAN’T TASTE THAT ITS DARK CHOCOLATE, and I don’t know how many times I have to write it. A lot of people ask if they can change it, but if you don’t use dark chocolate for the base, you will use the fudgieness that makes the muffins, or brownies, what they are. With all the other ingredients that are put into the muffins, it will lighten it anyway so there is nothing to worry about.

I then add in white chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips, and it creates the wonderful Triple Chocolate heaven. You could easily use chunks of chocolate in comparison to chips, and it will make larger pockets of chocolate which when gooey is heeeeaven… but thats up to you! You could also easily use a flavoured chocolate of sorts, or even peanut butter chips! The possibilities are endless. ENJOY!

Triple Chocolate Muffins!

Light, Gooey, Triple Chocolate Muffins that Everyone Will Love!
4.67 from 3 votes
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Category: Dessert
Type: Muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 15 Muffins!
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 75 g Dark Chocolate
  • 100 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 250 g Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 75 g Caster Sugar
  • 75 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • 100 ml Soured Cream
  • 150 g White Chocolate Chips
  • 150 g Milk Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan, and line a muffin tray or two with cases. 
  • Melt the Dark Chocolate with the Butter ever a pan of summering water, or in the microwave on short bursts. Leave to the side to cool whilst you do the rest. 
  • Mix the Caster Sugar, the Light Brown Sugar, the Flour, Bicarbonate of Soda and Baking Powder into a large bowl, and whisk till evenly distributed. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix the Soured Cream with the Egg. It might look a little funky, but roll with it. 
  • Pour the Egg Mixture, and the Chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients, and combine in as few stirs as possible. Add the chocolate chips in, and fold again. 
  • Spoon the mixture into the cases evenly, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or so. 
  • Once baked, leave to cool slightly and then gobble up. 
Nutrition Facts
Triple Chocolate Muffins!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* These are only estimates and can vary dependant on brands of ingredients and serving sizes.

ENJOY! P.s. These are INCREDIBLY addictive. You have been warned.

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  • Emma
    September 14, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Hi Jane,

    Is there any chocolate chip muffin recipe ? Or is there any modification I can do to any of your other muffin recipes. I have made these ones and they are delicious!

    Thank you

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 14, 2020 at 8:08 pm

      You can try this one with more flour and less cocoa powder, or try my white chocolate & raspberry ones without the raspberry for now!

  • caroline
    August 27, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Hi Jane
    Could this recipe be used to make a chocolate muffin traybake?
    Thank you

  • Gemma
    June 21, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    4 stars
    So yummy but they sank, any ideas? Texture seems good, flavour is good, mixing kept to a minimum, overfilled maybe?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 22, 2020 at 9:24 pm

      Yes it could be over filled or they hadn’t finished baking!

  • Samantha
    June 4, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Can I use Greek yoghurt in place of soured cream? I love your recipes. Usually make the brownies but not tried the muffins yet.

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 4, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      I haven’t personally tried that, but there is no reason why not!! x

  • Alliyah
    May 12, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    5 stars
    Really yummy choc muffins, didn’t have any sour cream so used natural yoghurt and they turned out great! Everyone loved them and will definitely bake them again

  • Sarah
    May 5, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Would natural yoghurt work instead of sour cream?

  • Nicole
    November 23, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Hey Jane, I really love your recipes! I was just wondering if you had any advice on how to get a chocolate filling in the middle like some of the coffee shop muffins around?😍 thank you in advance!x

  • Eloise
    June 30, 2019 at 10:39 am

    5 stars
    I’ve made them 3 times now, always perfect

  • Dani
    June 29, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Jane! I’ve tried a few of your recipes now and they always turn out great. But this one went a bit strange when I finished mixing it almost resembled a cookie dough, and when baked the muffins were all lumpy. Why do you think this is? P.s I used chocolate chunks instead of chips but that’s the only change I made

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      The only thing I can think is that you over mixed it – it really doesn’t take long to mix at all for me by hand, and is quite an airy mousse like mixture when I have finished mixing!

    • Lucie
      January 18, 2020 at 11:38 am

      hey, I had this problem too! when I mixed (in only a few stirs, the mixture was very thick) Only thing I can think of as well Is the sour cream I used was quite thick and not very liquidy., still taste delicious tho xx

  • DulceMacaron
    March 8, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Jane, thanks for this wonderful recipe. Will definitely try it soon ! One question, can I freeze these cupcakes? and for how long? thanks !

    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Yeah you can! And I believe I read somewhere 3 months? But I have never personally frozen them or cakes so I usually freeze for a month!

  • cynthiamvoss
    January 14, 2015 at 3:33 am

    You had me at “triple chocolate” 🙂 Just in time for Valentine’s day!

    • janespatisserie
      January 14, 2015 at 8:34 am

      Ah always a winner 😉 they’re my partners favourites too so Im baking some for him for valentines too! Haha!

  • Darleen
    January 13, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Yum! Thank you for the recipe

    • janespatisserie
      January 13, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      It’s okay!! I’m glad you liked it!

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