Friday, September 3, 2010

Orange and Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Orange and Chocolate--hmm,even writing both together makes me feel so good.I love the combo,the citrusy flavor of the orange mixed with the deep dark chocolate flavor makes anything taste good.Especially in baked goods,I've tried this combo before and absolutely loved it.

I had bought a lone Orange in hopes of making an Orange pound cake,but as usual,the thought of adding so much butter[for the pound cake]made my plans go haywire.I also wanted to use the Microplaner I got as part of this giveaway.Though I've been using it extensively in my kitchen for grating ginger,garlic and even cinnamon and nutmeg,I really wanted to see how it zests Citrus fruits.

While going through Aparna's blog for T&T,I saw this post by Deeba,where she had blogged about a muffin with Orange and Chocolate chips.Now,whenever a recipe calls for steps like--mix until enough,or fold in etc,I start to panic.Somehow I feel I am doing it wrong.So I stick with recipes which require 'beating'.This recipe is a mix between Deeba's muffins and Ria's Squarecakes.I should say the match was made in heaven*wink wink*.

Orange and Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Adapted from Deeba & Ria


All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Whole wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup[100 gms]
Sugar - 1 cup,heaped [granular]
Eggs - 2
Milk - 1/2 cup
Freshly squeezed Orange juice - 1/2 cup
Freshly grated Orange zest - 1 tsp
Chocolate Chunks/chopped chocolate - 1/3 cup


Preheat oven to 180C.
Sift together both the flours,baking powder and salt 3 times.
Beat together butter and sugar till fluffy,about 2-3 minutes.
Add the eggs,one at a time and beat well.
Mix in the flour alternately with milk and orange juice[starting and ending with flour],until the batter becomes smooth and fluffy and no specks of flour remain.
Fold in the chocolate chunks.
Pour into greased/line Muffin tin and bake for 20-22 minutes.
[Makes 18 cupcakes]


  1. wow, what a nice golden color, very tempting :)

  2. Looks perfectly fluffy muffins....luv the addition and orange...nice combination of orange and chocolate

  3. This looks yummy. I will surely try it.

  4. wow Muffins look so spongy and yummy..

  5. Another sureshot combo.I was planning on Deeba's recipe.Thanks for letting me know about Ria's recipe and your mix is a must try.

  6. I love orange-choco combo and these muffins look yumm!!!!

  7. Perfect Muffins Divya! I love orange and chocolate combo ....

  8. Divyamma, you are becoming an awesome baker!! :)

    I am a die-hard fan of orange-chocolate combo! I know how good these muffins taste and I am so happy that you were able to tasted some too! :)

  9. Spongy muffins looks too gorgoeus and yummy..

  10. hey divya...thanx for stopping by..your comment r highly appreciated..luved ur space and glad to follow u..lovely cupcakes !

  11. love the flavour of oranges in baked goodies never combined that with chocolate though...but you created a delicious looking muffin. looks awesome.

  12. looks yummy n nice i have also posted same muffins with different ingredients

  13. Looks so soft and delicious dear... Beautifully clicked

  14. Am a big sucker for the orange and choc heavenly combo...the muffins look gorgeous!!! Count me in when u say u are scared about 'mixing until just combined' or 'gently fold without deflating'. Its terrifying!!

    And yes, another recipe bookmarked form ur blog!!

  15. Gorgeous looking muffins,oranges and chocolate - deadly combination. Loved the color too,bookmarked:):)

  16. A perfect match, for sure. Two of my favorite bloggers :)


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