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12 baked chocolate chip muffins on a cooling rack

Chocolate chip muffins

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 12 muffins


  • 280 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50 g cold butter or margarine
  • 70 g caster sugar
  • 100 g milk chocolate chips
  • 50 g dark chocolate chips
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 225 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C (gas mark 6). 

  2. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with cases. 

  3. Mix together the flour and baking powder. 

  4. Add the margarine and mix by hand or blitz in the food processor. 
  5. Add the caster sugar and chocolate chips before mixing again. 

  6. In a separate bowl add together the milk, eggs and vanilla extract and whisk together. 

  7. Add this liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and combine. 

  8. Share the mixture out among the 12 muffin cases. 

  9. As a bonus, if you want, add a square of chocolate into the centre of each of these chocolate chip muffins. 

  10. Bake for 17-18 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean. 

  11. Serve with custard, eat alone or freeze for a later date.