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Triple Chocolate Muffins

These easy, delicious, from-scratch homemade triple chocolate muffins have a rich cocoa flavour that is complimented with milk and caramelised white chocolate. A truly decadent treat!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 369kcal
Author Mary-Lou


  • 125 grams caramelised white chocolate (bar or chips)
  • 125 grams milk chocolate (bar or chips)
  • 300 grams plain flour (all-purpose/standard grade)
  • 45 grams unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch-processed)
  • 150 grams white granulated sugar (caster/granulated)
  • ½ teaspoons table salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 125 grams butter
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 125 grams Greek yogurt
  • 125 grams milk


  • Preheat oven to 220°C/430F/Gas Mark 7. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  • Roughly chop the chocolate and keep aside 2-3 large chunks per muffin, about 36 chunks. Set aside.
    125 grams caramelised white chocolate, 125 grams milk chocolate
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Add in the salt and sugar. Whisk through to combine. Add the chocolate chunks and stir through the flour mixture.
    300 grams plain flour, 45 grams unsweetened cocoa powder, 150 grams white granulated sugar, ½ teaspoons table salt, 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • In a separate mixing bowl, jug or saucepan, melt the butter and allow it to cool. Add in the rest of the wet ingredients and whisk together until well combined.
    125 grams butter, 2 eggs, 125 grams Greek yogurt, 125 grams milk, 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Divide the muffin batter evenly between the 12 cupcake liners. Filling the liners to the top. Top the muffins with the extra chocolate chunks.
  • Bake at 220°C/430F/Gas Mark 7 for 5 minutes. Turn down the oven to 200°/390F/Gas Mark 6 and bake for a further 12 to 15 minutes (check at the 12-minute mark and removed when just baked).
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

All temperatures stated are for conventional ovens. Decrease the temperature by 20°C/25°F or gas mark 1 for "fan" or air-fryers.



The secret to moist, tender muffins is mixing until the ingredients are just combined and making sure to take the muffins out of the oven as soon as they are baked.
All-purpose, standard grade, plain flour or cake flour in South Africa.
  • Whittaker's Creamy Milk - 33% milk chocolate or equivalent.
  • Whittaker's Blondie - Caramilk or white chocolate will work in a pinch.
For fan-forced or fan-assisted ovens decrease the temperature by 20°C/25F.


Serving: 1Muffin | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 319mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g