soft-centered triple chocolate muffins = chocolate overload!

Soft-centered triple chocolate muffins

Oozy, gooey triple chocolate muffins with a soft ganache center. Can't really get more chocolate-y than that!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 554 kcal
Author Helen


  • 5.3 ounces dark chocolate no more than about 50% cocoa solids to make sure the muffins are sweet enough
  • 2/3 cup double cream
  • 5 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4.4 ounces milk chocolate
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
US Customary - Metric


  1. Break up 75 grams/2.6 ounces of the dark chocolate into a small plastic tub and microwave* in 30 second intervals until mostly melted (3 x 30 seconds is about right). Stir the chocolate until smooth, then gradually whisk in 3 tablespoons of the cream. Put a lid on the tub (or cover it with foil) and freeze for about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C/390F (180C/355F fan). Melt the butter in a large bowl in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds, then set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile, chop the rest of the dark chocolate and the milk chocolate into fairly large chunks. Then whisk the rest of the cream, the milk, the sugar and the whisked eggs into the melted butter.
  3. Fold in the flour, cocoa, baking powder and chopped chocolate until just combined.
  4. Divide half the batter between 6 muffin cases, then plop just over a teaspoon of the chilled chocolate and cream mixture into the centre of each. Cover with the rest of the batter.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool for a short while, then eat while still warm and gooey.

Recipe Notes

Slightly adapted from Sainsbury’s Magazine Nov 2014 edition.

*If you don’t have a microwave, melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl set over a simmering pot of water (don’t let the pot touch the water).

Nutrition Facts
Soft-centered triple chocolate muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 554 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 131mg5%
Potassium 549mg16%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 162mg16%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.