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Chocolate lava muffins

  • Author: Hazel
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 muffins 1x


Fluffy chocolate muffins with a surprise marmalade centre!


Units Scale
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 250 ml milk
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 400 g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 100 g chocolate chips
  • Marmalade (I used fine shred because I don’t like large pieces of peel)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/ 425°F. Line 2 muffin trays with paper cases.
  2. Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and beat lightly.
  3. Add the vegetable oil and milk. Beat until just combined then add the caster sugar and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt then fold in, taking care not to overmix as this will make the muffins tough.
  5. Stir the chocolate chips in.
  6. Divide the mix between the muffin cases – they should be roughly half full, maybe slightly over or under.
  7. Drop a small (about half a teaspoon) blob of marmalade into the centre of each muffin and very gently push it down just into the batter – don’t push it all the way.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes until a skewer inserted in the edge of a muffin comes out clean.
  9. Let the muffins cool for a few minutes in the tin and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes