Ultimate Chocolate Muffins
Makes 12 Ready in 35 min
200g dark chocolate, broken into squares 200g unsalted butter, cubed 200g self-raising flour
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tbsp cocoa powder 150g muscovado sugar 150ml buttermilk
1 Mars Bar, cut into 12 To finish
4 Mars Bars, sliced
4 tbsp double-thick cream
Heat the oven to 180°C. Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and microwave on medium for 2 min. Stir and microwave for 1 more min, then stir until melted. 2
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa powder and the sugar. In a jug, mix together the buttermilk and eggs with a fork. Stir into the dry ingredients, along with the melted chocolate. 3 Line a 12-hole muffin tray with cases or paper wraps. Put a spoonful of the mixture into each case. Add a Mars Bar slice in each, then top with the remaining muffin mixture.
4 Bake for 20 min or until well risen and a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. 5 Put 2 of the sliced Mars Bars into a bowl with the cream. Microwave on high for 1 min. Stir and heat for 30 sec more to melt. Stir until smooth. Spoon Mars Bar sauce on top of each muffin and top with Mars Bar slices.
2 050 Kj per serving 27g fat 16g sat fat 53g carbs