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Easy Homemade Chocolate Muffins

Moist chocolate muffins from scratch are an easy sweet treat!  Dry chocolate pudding mix ensures a nice fluffy muffin!  Not too sweet but will satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12


  • muffin pan
  • muffin liners
  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cup(s)
  • Electric mixer


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk (or buttermilk)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons dry chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a standard muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Mix the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until creamy (takes about 5 minutes with mixer on medium speed). Add in the eggs, milk, and vanilla and mix until well blended (about 2 minutes with mixer on slow-medium speed).
    all wet ingredients mixed in bowl
  • Add dry ingredients and mix until well blended (about 2 minutes with mixer on slow-medium speed).
    added dry ingredients to bowl
  • Fill muffins cups about 3/4 full.
    filled muffin cups with batter
  • Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes.  Check for doneness by inserting a wooden toothpick into the center of a muffin.  If the toothpick comes out clean or with a tiny bit of batter on it, the muffins are ready to come out of the oven.  If there is a lot of batter on the toothpick, bake for another minute and check again. The goal is not to overbake the muffins or they will be dry.  Remove from oven and cool for at least 5-10 minutes before eating.
    baked muffins


Optional:  cool muffins completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar or add a dollop of whipped cream