Chocolate chip raisin muffins with nutella frosting + #recipeoftheweek 23 – 29 March

Chocolate chip raisin muffin with Nutella frosting

The best thing I’ve ever tasted – JD, 5

Woohoo! It’s Saturday! We’ve been baking, obviously, and after chucking some rather random ingredients together, came up with these lovely muffins. It’s a cocoa batter, flecked with raisins and chunky dark chocolate chips, baked and then topped with a little Nutella. Think light sponge, crispy top and a flavour combination not unlike a bar of Fruit n Nut. YUM!

Here’s the recipe, followed by #recipeoftheweek linky.


For the sponge:

  • 175g butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 90g dark chocolate
  • 70g raisins

For the frosting:

  • About 1/2 a small jar of Nutella

You’ll also need:

  • A 12-hole muffin tray
  • 12 muffin cases
  • Piping bag
  • Star nozzle


  1. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  2. Beat the egg and milk together, then add to the mix and beat thoroughly
  3. Sift in the cocoa, flour and baking power and fold through
  4. Roughly chop the dark chocolate and sir into he batter with the raisins
  5. Line the baking tray with the cases and share the mixture evenly between them
  6. Bake for 30 minutes
  7. Allow to cool completely
  8. Put the nozzle in the piping bag and add the Nutella
  9. Pipe a small swirl of Nutella on top of each cake

That’s it! Simple and really, really nice with a cuppa.

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