Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chocolate Muffin (With White Chocolate Topping)


If you ask me whether there's any difference between using unsalted and salted butter for baking,  I will have to say no. Despite the fact that baking is not my forte, I have baked quite a number of cakes and desserts. From that, I concluded about butter because whichever you use, it will not ruin the taste. However, I agree that salted butter is not healthy and most professional chefs recommend the unsalted one. But they still suggest adding salt. So I rest my case and continue with salted butter. Anyway, its really your own choice.

These amazingly gorgeous chocolate muffins were baked with salted butter. They are lovely to be eaten in the morning for breakfast, for tea break or as a dessert after a meal. 


Ingredients
1 1/2 cup plain flour
1 1/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp salted butter - softened
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1-2 tbsp white chocolate chips.
Method
Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder together. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition.
Add flour alternately with milk, and mix well.
Line a muffin pan with paper cups.
Fill them with the mixture until half or three quarters full.
Press pieces of white chocolate chips on top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 175C for about 25 minutes or 
until a skewer inserted into the cupcake comes out clean. 
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10 comments:

  1. I'm agree about the butter,sometime I just use what I have unsalted or salted,I love the topping with another white chocolate chips,perfect colour delicious-sweet post,Nava !!

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  2. I normally just use any butter that is in the fridge. When adding flour in, do you use the machine or fold it?

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  3. Wow...these muffins are to die for. so delicious looking.

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  4. Very nice.. I m planning to make some muffin

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  5. FoodieFC - you can choose to the machine or fold it. If machine, use the lowest speed.

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  6. Happy muffins. There's something happy about muffins! Love them anytime of the day. And when we make them ourselves, our imagination can go wild with the type of fillings and toppings:D

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  7. Lovely muffins, Nava. My friends were shocked to learn I, too, use salted butter. Most times I decrease the salt in the recipe, and no one has ever complained about my treats :)

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  8. Nava, the whipped(indian)butter that we get here tends to be more salty than some of the other salted butters found in the market. So I prefer to use unsalted in fact I do not buy salted butter for any type of cooking.
    If it works fine for you then there is no need of switching to other one. I like it that you added white chocolate on top for garnishing.

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  9. Loved your cute cuppies! I don't mind using salted butter too...:)

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  10. beautiful one :) Will try this once :) Nice pics :)

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