Dolci & Desserts

Chocolate Muffin with a Strawberry Heart

Chocolate and strawberry is always a good combo, that’s why we thought to combine them in these chocolate muffins with a strawberry heart.

Makes 12 muffins | Preparation time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins

  • Cane sugar: 180 g
  • Plain flour / All Purpose Flour: 250 g
  • Whole milk: 80 ml
  • Cocoa powder, unsweetened: 60 g
  • Baking powder: 10 g
  • Sunflower Seed oil: 80 ml or 90 ml melted unsalted butter
  • Fresh strawberry: 12
  • Egg: 1
  • Cinnamon powder: a pinch
  •  Icing sugar: to taste


Heat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan / Gas 4.

Rinse the strawberries under cold water and gently dry them up.

In a bowl mix flour, cocoa powder, cane sugar, baking powder and cinnamon.

Beat up the egg with milk and oil (or melted butter), gradually pour into the dry ingredients (flour mixture), stir to combine with a wooden spoon, do not over-mix.

Butter the muffin cups and fill them: put some choco-mix at the bottom, then put a strawberry in the center.
Pour the mixture over the strawberry filling up the muffin cups for 3/4.

Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 mins.

Once the muffins are cooked through, let them cool down at room temperature before garnish with icing sugar.

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