Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

double chocolate chip muffins
Leah Maroney
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
270 Calories
15g Fat
28g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 6g
Calcium 132mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These double chocolate chip muffins are the holy grail of muffins! Nigella Lawson is a goddess and her amazing book "How to Be a Domestic Goddess" has taught me everything I need to know about baking and how to use my oven to bring joy to others. Her banana bread is something for the gods.  

I like using regular chocolate chips, but you could get cute and use mini chocolate chips instead! I also like using nice and crunchy sanding sugar to top these muffins. It looks so pretty and holds up well in the baking process. If you don't have sanding sugar, you can always use regular sugar, or just omit it from the recipe. 


  • 6 tablespoons butter (unsalted, melted)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (unbleached)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Sanding sugar (or other coarse grain sugar)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2.  Line a muffin tin with paper baking cups. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  3. Make sure to let the butter cool slightly after you have melted it. Combine it with the sour cream, whole milk, and egg in a measuring cup. Beat until completely combined. 

  4. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt to a mixing bowl. Stir until it is combined. 

  5. Gently fold in the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Be really careful to not over mix. Just make sure there isn't any dry ingredients left in the bowl. Then gently fold in the chocolate chips. 

  6. Use a small ice cream scoop or rubber spatula to scoop the batter into the paper lined muffin tins. 

  7. Sprinkle the tops of each muffin with the sanding sugar. 

  8. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. 


  • If you are using a convection oven, you can cut down the baking time to about 15 minutes instead of 20. The high temperature gives a nice crust to the muffins, while still making them moist and delicious!