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My Famous Chocolate Muffins

What you need: 

2 cups white flour
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease or line muffin tray.
2. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing bowl.
3. Make a well in the center and add vanilla, vinegar, and oil, and gradually stir in the water. Continue stirring until all the ingredients are combined, but don't over mix.
4. Pour into muffin tray, and bake for 20 minutes.

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What spices are you using?!

The only spice I used was cinnamon and I only put it on top of the muffins.  Before baking, I sprinkle a sugar/cinnamon mixture on top of the muffins.  And sometimes I put sprinkles on half of them (for the kids).


These are very good! I don't know which is better though..the batter or the muffins (some of the best batter I've tasted!). I'm never exact with my baking (somehow it works..), but I only used 1 c sugar, 1/2 c cocoa, 1/4 c oil, cinnamon, and a little more than 1/4 c applesauce. Because I over-dumped the applesauce..I only added about 3/4 c water. It was the perfect amount for 12 muffins, and I think 15 minutes was a good baking time (at about 370). I think these are very forgiving (I was sloppy this morning). : )


I'm now only using 1 cup sugar with this recipe. And I continue to use 1/2 the oil and replace the other half with unsweetened applesauce.  My husband says that these are the best muffins I've ever made. 
Make these muffins!


These were FANTASTIC!!!  My whole family LOVED these--even my picky 7 year old, who normally ends up turning his nose up at the muffins I like.  He liked these, even though he doesn't like chocolate cake.  My daughter said they were the best muffins EVER. 
The only (tiny) changes I made were--I only had 1/4 cup oil left so I substituted unsweetened applesauce for the other 1/4 cup needed.  And I only  used 1 1/2 cups sugar.  They were moist and delicious!  I'm always worried that my muffins will turn out dense, but these weren't AT ALL!  I added a sugar/cinnamon mixture on top, before baking.
I will DEFINITELY make these again, and again, and again!!!!


I just tried this recipe today. I didn't have white sugar (plus, I don't eat it) so I used brown sugar instead. I also didn't have vanilla, so I omited it. And I put the whole thing into one of those bundt cake pans. I baked it for 30 minutes.

It turned out wonderfully. The brown sugar and all spice I added to it were great with the chocolate. It was moist and delicious. Half of it disappeared before it even cooled! And the people who ate it aren't vegan like I am. They couldn't believe vegans can bake delicious things, lol.  ;D

Thanks for sharing. I give it 5 stars. Next time, I think I'll try it with soy milk rather than water. And I'll add vanilla.



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