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.

How To Make Chocolate And Basil Muffins

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!?

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.

How To Make Chocolate And Basil Muffins:

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 17-20 minutes

Makes 12

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.

How To Make 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?

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.

How To Make Chocolate And Basil Muffins

Claire Justine
Claire Justine

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Recipe and photography courtesy of Love Fresh Herbs.


  1. Anonymous
    11th May 2017 / 5:24 pm

    These sound interesting. Yes please!

  2. Miz Helen
    17th May 2017 / 7:32 pm

    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

  3. 24th April 2020 / 6:24 pm

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


  4. 30th April 2020 / 9:58 pm

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

  5. 3rd May 2020 / 1:56 am

    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! 🙂

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