Top of the Chocolate Chip Muffin to You!

A few posts ago I mentioned my interest in returning to a healthier lifestyle.  I was determined to be more active and to eat properly.  So I really can’t explain why I spontaneously decided to bake a dozen enormous chocolate chip muffins today for no reason at all. No reason at all. None. Baking is my weakness. And when I made my second cup of coffee for the day, the muffin(s) were just screaming at me. So I had one two.  Apparently I have no willpower.

These muffins are amazing because they have all the components you’re looking for. That is, it’s huge, the top is crispy, and the inside is a dense but soft cake-like consistency. I was surprised at how hard it was to find a recipe with a crispy top since it’s the best part of the muffin. You know, muffin tops.  Needless to say, I was very excited when I found a recipe that fit my description of the perfect muffin. My pan is so old though, and I had great difficulty getting the muffins out in one piece. So, most of them ended up as just tops. I’m not complaining!

From: Rock Recipes. Makes one dozen large muffins.

What You Need:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

What You Need to Do:

  • Sift together flour and baking powder and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment in place, whisk together eggs, sugar and vanilla extract on high speed until foamy and slightly stiffened.
  • Mix together melted butter and vegetable oil in a measuring cup with a spout.
  • Slowly add the oil and butter mixture to the egg mixture in a slow stream as the mixer continues to whisk.
  • Add whipping cream, milk and apple cider vinegar slowly to the mixing bowl continuing to mix but at a reduced speed.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients by hand with a rubber spatula being careful not to over mix. Don’t worry about lumps in the batter, they are fine. When the dry ingredients are almost incorporated, gently fold in chocolate chips.
  • Spoon batter into well greased muffin tins, filling them to the top. If you like you can sprinkle about a teaspoon of sugar over the top of each muffin before baking.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 20 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

2 Responses

  1. Torie
    May 17, 2012 7:09 pm #

    Oh my! Those are some beautiful looking muffins.

  2. Faye
    May 17, 2012 7:58 pm #

    These muffins look amazing. I need one of these right now! Can’t wait to try it out.

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