Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Thanks to the delicious combination of chocolate chips and cocoa powder, this easy double chocolate chip muffins recipe is a must for the chocolate lover in your life.

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

When my son was just a little whipper snapper, my chocolate chocolate chip cookies earned me the title of the Best Mother In The Entire World and this double chocolate chip muffin recipe brought home a second honorary crown from the taste buds of my kid and his friends. 

I mean, I get it, they’re a chocolate lovers’ dream and fortunately, they’re super easy to make. All you need is vanilla extract, milk (to make them deliciously tender and moist), butter, self-rising flour, egg, sugar, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips. It takes 10 minutes to slowly combine the wet and dry ingredients and 20 minutes of baking in the oven before you can dive into a batch of warm double chocolate chip muffins. See the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

The combination of the cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips gives the muffins just the right amount of chocolate flavor without being too rich (looking at you, triple chocolate cake). Now, let’s go make some double chocolate muffins.

ingredients for double chocolate chip muffins.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk
  • Chocolate chips
  • Unsalted butter
  • Cocoa powder
  • Self-rising flour
  • Egg
  • Sugar

How to Make Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Place sugar, flour, and cocoa powder in a medium bowl.

Place your sugar, flour, and cocoa powder in a medium bowl.

Don’t worry if your cocoa powder is lumpy, mine was too so it’s in good company!

Stir the dry ingredients together.

Stir the dry ingredients together.

In a separate bowl, combine butter, milk, vanilla extract, and egg.

In a separate medium bowl, combine the melted and cooled butter, milk, vanilla extract, and egg, and stir well.

Mix together wet and dry ingredients.

Now pour the wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and give it a good stir until well mixed. 

Stir in chocolate chips.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Dividing batter into muffin tin.

You can cook this either in a muffin tin greased with cooking spray or lined with muffin papers.

Muffins ready for the oven.

Bake at 400 for 20 minutes and serve your double chocolate muffins with love.

basket of Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Oh, how pretty!



Store leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or place them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • I’m using semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, but you can use any you like, including white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, or even chocolate chunks for something different.
  • To make your own self-rising flour, simply add 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt for each cup of all-purpose flour.
  • I recommend using unsweetened cocoa powder. You can use dutch process cocoa, but just know the muffins may not rise quite as much.
  • For the best double chocolate muffin batter, I also recommend bringing the milk and egg to room temperature as well before adding to the other wet ingredients. Another tip is to not over-mix the batter, as this is how you get fluffy muffins every time.
  • I use whole milk, but you can use whatever milk you have on hand.
  • You can use granulated sugar, brown sugar, or a combination of both.
  • Use an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop to distribute the chocolate muffin batter between each muffin cup or muffin liner. Just make sure you only fill them about 2/3 full to ensure they don’t spill over the top.
  • For added flavor, add 2 teaspoons of instant coffee.

You may also like these other chocolate treats:

Chocolate Sundae Cake

Chocolate Cobbler

Triple Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Snack Cake

Chocolate Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

The Best Brownie Recipe With Chocolate Frosting

BAsket of Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Thanks to the combination of chocolate chips and cocoa powder, this easy double chocolate chip muffins recipe is a must for chocolate lovers.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate
Servings: 18 muffins
Calories: 348kcal


  • 2 cups self-rising flour*
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick butter, melted and cooled
  • 1.5 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and cocoa powder.
    2 cups self-rising flour*, 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • In a separate bowl, mix together melted butter, egg, milk, and vanilla.
    1 cup milk, 1 egg, 1 stick butter, melted and cooled, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to mix well.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
    1.5 cups chocolate chips
  • Divide the chocolate chip muffin batter among each greased muffin cup or a muffin tin lined with muffin papers.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.


*To make your own self-rising flour, simply add 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt for each cup of all-purpose flour.


Calories: 348kcal
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This post was originally published in 2011 but I’ve updated it in 2020.


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  1. I’m going to make these today with white chocolate chips (leftover from the holidays). Hoping they turn out OK. My son got his driver’s license yesterday & these should add to his excitement!

  2. These look amazing Christy! You are so right about not being a wandering soul. This does come with age. You are so right and tell your stories so beautifully!

  3. I just made these and let me just say…Awesome! They turned out looking just like your picture and tasted amazing.

  4. Just finished baking the first batch. These are great for a chocolate lover like my husband. Thank you Christy.

  5. These sound delicious.Gotta hurry and make these before my husband finishes off the choc. chips.Thanks Christy.

  6. I saw these on Facebook this morning, and I made them for my “big” kids, ages 24 and 19, who are home for summer break from school. We loved these, and I will make these again! I pinned them to Pinterest, too.

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