Cold, windy, and bleak weather from Hurricane Joaquin got you in a funk? Don’t worry – the East Coast Contessas got you covered! How you ask? These ooey, gooey, double chocolate, have-to-eat-with-a-fork muffins that will have you warmed up and feeling oh-so content in no time!

Our Double Chocolate “Fork” muffins are quick and perfect to make with kids on a cold day, or if you are by yourself and craving something wholesome and fresh (containing lots of chocolate)! With just a few ingredients that you probably already have laying around your pantry, we promise you can master the art of baking in less than 30 minutes.

Pro tip: don’t skimp on the chocolate! Purchase chocolate chip brands such as Ghirardelli or Hershey that you know will melt well to give you a creamy, gooey consistency. This is what makes you have to eat the muffins with a fork so you’re not covered in chocolate, unless you want to be of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now let’s get started!

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12 ounces of dark chocolate chips (at least 60 percent cocoa) This equals about one 10 ounce bag of Ghirardelli and 1/4 of a second bag.

5 ounces of white chocolate chips (This equals half the bag of a 10 ounce bag of Ghirardelli white chocolate chips)

3 cups self-rising flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar

1/2 a cup of regular sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

generous 1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups 2 percent milk



1. Preheat the oven to 425.

2. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups (we used the aluminum foil ones!)

3. Stir the flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder in a big bowl. Add all the sugar in after and stir until combined.

4. In another bowl, beat together the egg, eggย yolk, vanilla extract, oil, and milk.

5. Add all the chocolate chips to the bowl with the dry ingredients. (if you want to add more than the recipe cย alls for – go for it! Lifeย is short ๐Ÿ˜‰

6. Stir ingredients quickly until the flour is only just incorporated – do not over mix.

7. Spoon batter into the center of each baking cup until almost up to the top (this will give each muffin that giant “muffin top” look as it bakes.

8. Bake for 25 minutes until each muffin is well risen and has a “craggy” and crusty appearance on top (but be careful not to over bake!)

Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Top with additional cocoa powder or powdered sugar if desired. (We topped ours with Irish butter!). ENJOY!

(And just for the heck of it, here’s another picture of these scrumptious muffins *with* the Irish butter on top!)

57 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Muffins

  1. Chocolate is a great pick-me-up. This looks very enjoyable and will no doubt be popular. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks! They were amazing! Try them out and let us know how you liked them! Follow us on Bloglovin too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Fatima says:

    Wow! I am drooling! Having coffee at the moment, wished you could send these to me ๐Ÿ™‚
    An amazingly chocolicious recipe yumyum

    1. Thanks!! Keep following for more yummy recipes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. These look delicious! I have been craving chocolate lately and these are going to hit the spot for sure! Do you think they would work with milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate instead?

    1. Thank you!! Yes, they should work just fine with Milk Chocolate! Let us know how you like them!

  4. kimfit15 says:

    These sound and look so good. My mouth is watering just reading the recipe:)

    1. They were delicious! Let us know if you try them!

  5. joebartell says:

    Now that looks good!!!

    1. Karen Hopkins says:

      Thanks so much!!

  6. DT says:

    They look delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to get a muffin pan so I can try these.
    โ€” DT | Here I Scribble

    1. Karen Hopkins says:

      Great! Tell us how you like them!!

  7. magknj72 says:


    1. Karen Hopkins says:

      Wonderful! Thank you!!

  8. Christine says:

    This is a recipe to print and keep in my recipe box in the kitchen. Can’t wait to try these.

    1. That what we like to hear!! Thanks for the love!

  9. WOW! These look so yummy!!! My hubby LOVES chocolate, so I’m saving this recipe!!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Great!! Hope you enjoy them as much we did! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Mary says:

    These look like great comfort food!

  11. Adriana says:

    Oh my goodness… I love chocolate chip muffins WAY too much so I can only imagine just how amazing these are!!! I’m sooo trying!
    xo Adriana – Daily Dose of Design

    1. Karen Hopkins says:

      Thank You! They were as good as they looked. Let us know if you try them!

  12. These muffins look fantastic! And I love the inclusion of white and dark chocolate. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Karen Hopkins says:

      Thank you!! Hope you get to try them!

  13. OMG these bad boys look like love! Yummy!
    Sammy @ Bargain Baglady {xx}

  14. Jo Mack says:

    Oh my!!!………. may have to dust off my whisk! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. These look ridiculously yummy, I think I’ll be making some of these soon.

    1. Karen Hopkins says:

      Yay! Thanks for the love. Let us know how you like them!

  16. I am a HUGE fan of chocolate, so any recipe that says double chocolate has me won over, but this one is specially delicious looking. Ghirardelli makes some of my favorite chocolates, so I’ll definitely have to pin this recipe and make it soon!

    1. Karen Hopkins says:

      Wonderful! Love to hear it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. eyontz says:

    “Pro-tip: Don’t skimp on the chocolate” Haha i love that!! Couldn’t agree more. They look super yummy! I’d love to warm one up with some ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Karen Hopkins says:

      Glad you liked it!! That’s an excellent idea to eat with some ice cream!:-) Thanks for the love!

  18. Love the addition of the white chocolate! These look great.

  19. These look so amazing!! Please come to my house and make them for me!!

    1. Karen Hopkins says:

      Haha ok! Be right there! We hope you try them!

  20. Laura says:

    These look delicious! Look forward to trying them tonight!

    1. Karen Hopkins says:

      Great!!! Tell us how they turn out! Send us a pic if you make them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. These look incredible! I’m definitely going to be trying them out!

  22. These look delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  23. polkadotsandcurry says:

    Thosw look delish ! Love at first sight ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. EminSpandex says:

    Did you say chocolate? For breakfast?! I’m in ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Karen Hopkins says:

      Chocolate for breakfast is the best!!

  25. Jennifer says:

    I love chocolate but haven’t made chocolate muffins – I’m going to have to give these a try!

  26. Kimberly says:

    They look so yummy!!

  27. Danielle says:

    These look amazing! We simply cannot ever get enough chocolate in this house ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Fashion Swain says:

    These look amazing!! I wonder if I could do a gluten free version…hmmm…..
    -Cara Z

  29. wow…wow…wow! these look amazing! I’m trying them asap… great recipe!

  30. Oh my goodness! These Double Chocolate Muffins look divine. For my husband dessert is all about chocolate, and right off the bat I know these are going to be a great hit at our house. Thank you so much for sharing such a scrumptious recipe. The photos are lovely too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. So glad you think so! Thanks for the love! Let us know if your try them! Xoxo

  31. Kate says:

    I love your “Keep Calm and Bake a Cake” book! What a perfect Christmas gift that would be. Where did you get it?

    1. Karen Hopkins says:

      Thanks Katie!! We got it at Barnes and Noble but here is the link to buy it on Amazon! Hope you subscribe and keep up with all our latest posts!

  32. Candy Kage says:

    These look so good. Chocolate is good, double chocolate is over the top.

  33. BeckyStyle says:

    I love muffins! Gonna try it!

  34. Candy kage says:

    These are to die for

  35. thecraftysideofsarcasm says:

    I love all things chocolate. These look so yummy!

  36. bakeforgranted says:

    These look like the perfect addition to my afternoon coffee!

  37. Chanelle says:

    This looks delish. Thanks for sharing.

  38. I can already imagine myself eating this with a big cup of coffee! Yum! Who needs a fork? I’m getting chocolate all over my face!

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