How-to make chocolate muffins from scratch

By: Hannah Gliedman

One of the best snacks to have on a snowy or rainy day is soft, delicious chocolate muffins. Not only are they delicious and healthy but a way to keep busy on a day stuck inside. With a bake time of only 30 minutes, and easy to get ingredients, these muffins are sure to be the best part of your day. This recipe consists of a chocolate muffin recipe and a chocolate frosting recipe.

What you need

  • big bowl
  • mixer
  • wisk
  • muffin/cupcake tray
  • non stick cooking spray


  • 1 1⁄2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of avocado
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1⁄2 tsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1⁄2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt


  • 1 pack (8 ounces) of cream cheese
  • 1⁄2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1⁄8 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a 12 cup muffin tin with wax paper or spray with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Into a large bowl, mix the avocado, sugar, milk, vanilla, and vinegar. After mixed throughout, either by hand or with an electric mixer, add eggs in one at a time until thoroughly incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Pour half of the dry ingredients and mix well, add the remaining half.
  5. Mix well and separate into muffin tins using either a spoon, pouring, or an ice cream scooper works very well.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins are lightly browned.
  7. Cool for about 5 minutes, or until completely cool to frost
  8. For the frosting, beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and salt together until completely smooth
  9. Spread the frosting over the cooled cupcakes

Serve and enjoy.

Note: Recipe adapted from Jessica Seinfeld’s ‘Deceptivly Delicous’

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s