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Triple chocolate muffins on a cooling rack with one in front with a bite missing.

Triple Chocolate Muffins

These quick and easy triple chocolate muffins are rich, fudgy, and loaded with rich chocolate flavor! Semi-sweet chocolate, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate chips are the trio that makes this dessert or brunch recipe a decadent chocolatey dream.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gooey chocolate muffins, triple chocolate muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 353kcal


  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups dark chocolate chips divided


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare a 12 count muffin pan with cupcake/muffin liners. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • Melt the chopped baking chocolate and butter in the microwave or stove top until melted and stir until smooth. Allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Use an electric mixer on medium low speed and add the sugar, cocoa, eggs, vanilla extract and sour cream until well incorporated.
  • Reduce speed to low and combine the flour mixture with the chocolate mixture until fully mixed.
  • Gently fold in 1 cup of the dark chocolate chips, reserving ½ cup for after baking.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick or knife inserted in a middle muffin comes out mostly clean.
  • Remove the muffins from the oven and top with the remaining chocolate chips, pressing lightly into the tops of the muffins.
  • Allow to cool before serving.


  • Be patient when melting the chocolate so you don't overcook it or burn it! Slow and low is BEST!
  • Mix the dry ingredients first to ensure even baking soda and salt distribution throughout the muffin batter.
  • Allow the chocolate and butter mixture to cool before adding the egg, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Make a double batch! This recipe makes exactly 12 muffins so if you are hoping for more, you will want to double the recipe!


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg
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