Lot’s of Chocolate in that muffin.

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Lot’s of Chocolate Muffin

Ingredients

  • 2 cups, spoon and level all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup natural cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 10 1/2 ounces chocolate chips and/or chopped chocolate, divided*
  • sparkling sugar, for tops

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375ºF and grease a jumbo 6 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
    2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment begin beating the eggs on medium-high speed. Slowly stream in the sugar while beating and continue to beat until the mixture is pale and thickened and ribbons down from the beater when lifted before settling back down into the batter.
    4. Beat in the oil until fully incorporated. Wipe down bowl and beater and beat in sour cream and vanilla until evenly incorporated.
    5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and fold in just until only a few visible streaks remain. Add 8 1/2 ounces of the chocolate and fold in just until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
    6. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups, smoothing the tops if needed but keeping the scoops mounded. Top each with some of the remaining chocolate and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
    7. Bake muffins in preheated oven for 10 minutes, and then reduce heat to 350ºF and bake another 10-15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out free. Cool muffins in pan a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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