Muffins are something that I usually don’t make. I don’t know why seeing as I eat them all the time! I discovered this recipe online at the Petit Chef website. I was intrigued to try them since they use plain flour and oil as opposed to self-raising flour and butter. Although these muffins were yummy, they had more of a savoury rather than sweet taste which I wasn’t expecting. I decided to research this and found that muffins generally are a “semi-sweet” cake, something which I hadn’t thought of before, I just thought they were a bigger size version of a cupcake! Nevertheless, these were muffins were tasty just perhaps not for someone who has a super sweet tooth like me.
MARBLE CAKE MUFFINS
– 280g plain four
– 1 tbsp baking powder
– pinch of salt
– 115g caster sugar
– 2 eggs
– 250ml milk
– 6 tbsp of vegetable oil
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 2 tbsp cocoa powder
1. Firstly, preheat your oven – Gas Mark 6/200°C
2. Place 9 muffin cases in a muffin tin.
3. In a bowl place all of the dry ingredients. Start by sifting in the flour then the baking powder, and salt. Stir in the sugar.
4. In another bowl beat the eggs lightly gradually adding the milk, oil and vanilla extract.
5. Gently stir until a thick creamy mixture forms.
6. Equally divide the mixture in half. Leave one half plain vanilla and with the other, add in the cocoa powder and mix.
7. Divide the mixture into the muffin cases. This is where you can be creative! Mix up the chocolate and the vanilla, swirl the mixtures together with a fork, make crazy patterns or place the chocolate on the bottom, vanilla on top… its completely up to you!
8. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes.