Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Muffin or Cupcake?

I baked these as i had an offsite meeting and rather than buying sweets i decided to bake something instead. First glance you would think mmmm chocolate cupcakes but nope they are considered muffins. As usual i always change the recipe by not adding certain ingredients especially if i didn't feel like adding them.

These would also be really good for a baby/bridal shower with some nice icing on top. You could do so much with these muffins and still enjoy the chocolate/oatmealy taste of them.


1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350'F. Line muffin tins w/ paper baking cups.

Stir together appleasauce and oats in small bowl; set aside. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Add applesauce mixture; blend well. Stir together flour, cocoa & baking soda. Add to butter
mixture, blending well. Stir in chocolate chips and fill 3/4 full with batter.

Bake 22 to 26 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack.

The muffin on the right has peanut butter w/ a malteser on top. The one on the left has nutella w/ a Malteser on it!


  1. personally, I prefer cupcakes. Not sure why, always have. I do miss your baking surprises you brought into the office Brandy!

  2. Thanks Mike! Some people in the office still get them once in awhile!