How To Make Chocolate And Basil Muffins

Recipe and photography courtesy of Love Fresh Herbs.

How To Make Chocolate And Basil Muffins. Happy Wednesday. How beautiful is the weather today!?

I have already walked my dog Mollie the Collie ran 5 miles and done a spinning class. All before lunch too. Soon be time for 2nd walkies. Now I am thinking of making myself a nice treat.

Talking of treats, I have a fun and tasty recipe to share with you today. Chocolate And Basil Muffins. How cool and tasty do these muffins look!?

How To Make Chocolate And Basil Muffins.

How To Make Chocolate And Basil Muffins:

Think that herbs and desserts don’t mix? Think again – we present our magnificent basil muffins, perfect for your summertime afternoon tea.

These chocolate and basil muffins are just what I could eat now after a busy morning’s workout. Perfect with a cup of fruit tea.

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 17-20 minutes

Makes 12

How To Make Chocolate And Basil Muffins.

You Will Need:

  • 200g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 125g butter
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 175g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 large pot basil, leaves chopped
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • Juice 1 lemon

How To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC, gas mark 4. Line a 12 – hole muffin tin with muffin cases.
  2. Meanwhile, place the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water to melt.
  3. Whisk together the eggs and sugar until pale and thickened, stir in the chocolate and all but 1 tbsp. chopped basil. Fold in the flour and baking powder and spoon into the muffin cases.
  4. Bake for 17-20 minutes until just cooked through. Cool slightly.
  5. Mix the granulated sugar with the lemon juice and remaining chopped basil and spoon over the muffins.

So what do you think? Would you like to try these Chocolate And Basil Muffins? Recipe and photography courtesy of Love Fresh Herbs. How delicious do these cakes look!? Perfect for a party to impress your friend’s with or an afternoon Summer’s picnic in the park. Don’t you think too?

How To Make Chocolate And Basil Muffins.

What do you think? Fancy trying some of the chocolate and basil muffins? Try now or pin for later. For more tasty cupcakes click here: All About The Cupcakes.

Claire Justine
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Recipe and photography courtesy of Love Fresh Herbs.


  1. 3 May 2020 / 01:56

    Thanks for sharing another simply scrumptious recipe at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! I’ve been eying this recipe all week and am happy to include you among our Featured Guests! 🙂

  2. 30 April 2020 / 21:58

    These look AMAZING! Featuring when my link party opens up. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • 7 May 2020 / 20:01

      Thanks so much for the feature Carol 🙂

  3. 27 April 2020 / 07:11

    can imagine how delicious these muffins are thanks for sharing the recipe thanks for sharing
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    • 7 May 2020 / 20:01

      Thanks for stopping by Angie 🙂

  4. Michelle
    24 April 2020 / 18:24

    Fascinating! The muffins certainly look pretty. I can’t imagine how they must taste. Pinning! Maybe I’ll find out!


    • 7 May 2020 / 20:00

      Thanks for the pin Michelle 🙂

  5. Miz Helen
    17 May 2017 / 19:32

    Congratulations!Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and thanks so much for sharing with us.Miz Helen

  6. Anonymous
    11 May 2017 / 17:24

    These sound interesting. Yes please!