July 10, 2012

Chocolate Muffins with Vanilla Cream

Chocolate time! I know chocolate isn't very summery, but I've been baking with mostly fruit and berries lately so I thought it would be nice with a little bit of change. They look like ordinary chocolate muffins, but once you take a bite you discover the sweet vanilla cream inside it, making these muffins not so ordinary anymore:-) The rich chocolate flavour from the muffin and the sweet vanilla cream makes a great combination of flavours, leaving this muffin a bit lighter and not so heavy.

Chocolate Muffins with Vanilla Cream
125 grams butter, room temperature
2 dl sugar
2 egg
1 1/2 dl cream (150ml)
4 1/2 dl flour (450ml
2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp cocoa, sifted

Vanilla Cream
2 egg yolks
3 dl milk (300ml)
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp corn starch
1 vanilla pod

Divide the vanilla pod and place the seeds in a saucepan. Add the other ingredients and stir. Let the mixture simmer and whisk by hand at the same time, until vanilla cream thickens. Don't let the cream boil as it easily burns. Set aside, and let it cool.

Preheat the oven at 175 degrees C.

Combine butter and sugar and then add the eggs one by one while whisking. Add the rest of the ingredients and divide the batter in muffin cups placed in a muffin tray. Pipe vanilla cream into the center of each muffin. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 20 minutes or until a stick comes out clean.

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  1. These sound delicious! Hesitant on making the vanilla cream, but I'll give it a shot!


    1. If you are lazy you can always buy a custard mix and make it slightly thicker:-)

  2. I don't think there's ever a bad time for chocolate! These look scrumptious.

    1. These look so chocolatey and divine. I didn't realise that chocolate wasn't summery, I love it all year round so absolutely no complaints from me, that's for sure!

      Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  3. Chocolate is good any time! These are gorgeous!


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