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triple chocolate muffin on white wrapper cut in half

Triple Chocolate Muffins

With melted chocolate, cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips, these chocolate muffins are rich, moist and flavorful.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 273kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar (150g)
  • cup Greek yogurt, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, beaten, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour (90g)
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder (32g)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon espresso powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips + more for topping


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a 12-count muffin pan with nonstick spray or line with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • Place the chopped chocolate and oil in a large heat-proof bowl. Microwave on high in 10 second increments, whisking after each until completely smooth. Whisk in the sugar, yogurt, eggs and vanilla extract until combined and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, espresso powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Evenly fill each liner with batter and top chocolate chips. Bake for 5 minutes and then reduce heat to 350°F. Continue to bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes in pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


  • It is important to bake at a higher temperature then lower the temperature which helps them rise but keeps them moist.
  • Use natural cocoa powder vs Dutch-processed cocoa powder as natural cocoa powder isn’t as intense of a flavor. Baking soda also won't react to Dutch-processed.
  • All refrigerated items should be at room temperature, which helps the batter mix easily and evenly.
  • The espresso powder helps enhance the chocolate flavor but can be omitted if you don't have.
  • You’ll know these muffins are done when a toothpick comes out clean.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g