Muffin Recipe – Chocolate Chip Muffin

Muffin Recipe – Chocolate Chip Muffin

How To Make Chocolate Chip Muffin:

Muffin is a popular baking dish. A muffin is always well received with a nice cup of tea or coffee to go with it.

This recipe I show you is made with chocolate chips but of course you don’t have to add the chocolate chips. It is perfectly ok to have a plain muffin.

Personally though I love them with the chocolate chips, it gives that wonderful crunchiness to the texture of the soft muffin.

Please do give this recipe a try and if you want other dessert recipes then take a look at the dessert recipe blogs.

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10 muffins


Great For:
snack OR dessert


Cooking Time:
30 minutes


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  • 80g butter
  • 160g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 250g self raising flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 100g chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Muffin – Method & Instructions

A trick that I always do which makes the creaming of the butter and sugar a bit easier is I heat the bowl up first. You heat it by placing it over a pot of hot water for a few minutes.

Then you put the butter and sugar in the mixing bowl. It is best to use butter that is room temperature. Using butter that has been left out of the fridge for a while so it is not rock hard is much easier to work with.

Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric whisk or stand mixer or with a wooden spoon if you are making by hand.

Add eggs to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix with either a wooden spoon or mixer.

Put vanilla extract in the bowl.

Salt then needs to be added too.

Sieve ¾ of the flour into the bowl.

Fold the flour into the wet muffin mixture gently with a spatula until all the flour is not visible.

It is normal that the muffin mixture will be very thick at this stage.

Pour in milk and gently mix.

The consistency will change from being very thick to a much smoother mixture.

Rest of the flour is then added to the bowl and mixed gently until all the flour has disappeared.

Your chocolate chips if using them will be added to the muffin mixture and gently mixed in.

Let the mixture rest for 10 – 15 minutes

While the muffin mixture is resting, this is the time to pre-heat the oven.

Heat the oven to Gas 7 / 220°C / 425°F

After the muffin mixture has rested you fill the muffin cake cases. A good measurement would be one ice-cream scoop per muffin cake case. If you don’t have an ice-cream scoop then fill with 2 tbsp of muffin mix. Place the muffin cake cases onto a muffin tin.

Place in the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes.

Let them cool for 5 minutes before taking the cake cases off so the muffin doesn’t stick to the paper.

Enjoy your muffin with a nice cup of tea or coffee.

Hope you liked the recipe and give it a try.

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Madeira Cake Recipe – Easy to follow recipe

Madeira Cake Recipe – Easy to follow recipe

Madeira Cake Recipe:

Madeira Cake Recipe is one recipe you must try.

I love madeira cake. It is one of my favourite cakes and I am so happy to be sharing this recipe with you.

Madeira cake is surprisingly easy.

I particularly love it when it is still warm.

Sometimes I have it with butter on and other times I have the madeira cake with nothing on it.

The madeira cake is soft and fluffy inside and has a wonderful crispy texture on the outside.

Texture and flavour is amazing with this Madeira cake recipe and of course it is so simple to make.

You can bake a Madeira cake in any cake tin but the usual way to bake it would be in a loaf tin.

In my video, I show me making a few mini ones by placing them in a muffin baking tray. They were really tasty too.

For other great dessert ideas look at my blogs for desserts.

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4 – 5 people


Great For:
dessert or with a cuppa


Cooking Time:
1hour 10 mins


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  • 180g butter – room temperature
  • 180g caster sugar (can use granulated)
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g self raising flour (U.S. all purpose flour (plain flour) and 3 tsp baking powder)
  • 40ml milk

Madeira Cake – Method & Instructions


Cut butter into squares

Cream the butter and sugar with an electric whisk (or a stand mixer) or by hand with a wooden spoon

Add one egg at a time into the creamed butter and sugar mix

Mix in each egg with a mixer or by hand

Sieve the four and fold it into the cake mixture

It will be very thick at this stage so add 40ml of milk (3 tbsp) it will then become easier to work with

Line a loaf tin with grease proof paper or just grease the tin (paper just makes it easier to lift cake out)

Pour mixture into the tin

Bake in the oven for 60 minutes on Gas 4 or 180°C

When ready to eat cut into slices with a bread knife


Enjoy your Madeira cake

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How to Make Sticky Toffee Pudding

How to Make Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding:

Sticky toffee pudding is a wonderful rich dessert that I am pleased to be sharing this with you.

Learn how to make this really yummy pudding.

Sticky toffee pudding is a classic dessert recipe.

There is no hiding the fact it is rich in foods that we shouldn’t eat too often.

But cooking sticky toffee pudding occasionally is just one of those treats you need to do now and then.

I so adore this recipe and was so glad to share how to make this sticky toffee pudding.

If you invite friends or family over for dinner they will be extremely impressed if you serve this beautiful dessert. You will be remembered fondly for it.

It is a real comfort food. This sticky toffee pudding recipe makes a really nice dessert that will make you feel so nice after.

Enjoy this recipe and I hope you enjoy checking out the other dessert recipe blogs.

15 Individual Puddings


Great For:
Luxurious Heavenly Dessert


Cooking Time:
50 mins 


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Ingredients for Pudding

  • 200g Dates
  • 8 fl oz boiling water
  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 80g butter
  • 50g Demerara sugar
  • 150g dark soft brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence (or vanilla extract)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp black treacle (or molasses)
  • 2 – 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 200g self raising flour

Ingredients for Toffee Sauce

  • 70g butter
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence (or vanilla extract)
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g Double Cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding –Method & Instructions


Pre-heat oven to Gas 4/180°C/350°F

Cut dates up into small pieces

Put dates into a pot

Add 8 fl oz boiling water to the dates

Bring to the boil and add 1 heaped tsp of baking powder (it can still be made without baking powder)

When you add baking powder it is normal that you will get a reaction and it will bubble up

Lower heat and simmer for 3 minutes

The mixture will look dark and will thicken, set it to one side to cool for use later

Warm bowl by placing over a hot pot of boiling water, remove bowl once heated

Put butter, both brown sugars and 2 tsp vanilla essence into a bowl (you can just use 200g of any brown sugar if you want)

Cream together butter and sugar with either a wooden spoon by hand or with an electric whisker or stand mixer

Whisk both eggs and add one egg at a time into your bowl

Beat well with a wooden spoon after adding each egg

Add black treacle to bowl (put a metal tablespoon into a jug of boiling water before hand, it helps treacle & syrup come off the spoon)

Add syrup into bowl (using hot spoon)

Mix with metal spoon

Add flour, third at a time, sieving it into the bowl

Fold the flour into mixture

Add the cooled date mixture into the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon (don’t worry if colour has changed, it may go a purple colour)

You can if you want to, liquidise date mixture before you add to the bowl if you don’t want any date pieces in your cakes

Pour mixture into a jug

Tip mixture from jug into muffin tins, filling ¾ way full allowing room for them to rise

Place in pre-heated oven for 18 – 20 minutes

Toffee Sauce –Method & Instructions

Melt butter in pot

Add soft brown sugar

Add vanilla essence

Add syrup

Add cream

Bring it all to the boil

Keep stirring and boil for 3 minutes

Take off heat and dish up sticky toffee pudding upside down in a bowl

Pour the toffee sauce over the sticky toffee pudding cake and serve

It is nice to serve with vanilla ice cream

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