Ultimate Brownie Muffins

These are the ultimate brownie muffins—dark, rich, dense, and fudgy with a deep to-die-for chocolate flavor.

Ultimate Brownie Muffins
How to make brownie muffins
Melt butter and chocolate together. You can either do this in the microwave with a heatproof mixing bowl or on the stove over a double boiler with stainless steel mixing bowl.
Sift dry ingredients, including flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
Whip the eggs and sugar until they’re pale and thick. This takes about 4-5 minutes in an electric mixer.
Add in chocolate-butter mixture. Keep the mixer on low speed as you do this.
Incorporate dry ingredients. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides as you need.
Bake. Fill muffin liners ¾ of the way full and bake for 13-16 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few moist crumbs (not dry). Allow to cool completely.

⅔ cup (113g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped, plus more for topping
½ cup (113 g) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon (55g) all-purpose flour
⅓ cup (35g) unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch-process)
⅛ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Line 12 muffin cups with liners. Set aside.
To make the brownies: In a medium heatproof bowl, place chocolate and butter. Heat mixture in the microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until melted. Alternatively, you can set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
In a small bowl sift flour, cocoa, and salt. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or a handheld mixer, whisk eggs and sugar on high speed until thick and pale, about 4 minutes. Reduce speed to low and slowly add in chocolate mixture. Stop the mixer. Add flour mixture and fold, using a rubber spatula, just until combined. Do not overmix.

Divide batter evenly using a silicon muffin pan or muffin tin with muffin liners, filling them about ¾ full. Sprinkle extra chopped chocolate on top prior to baking, if desired. Bake for 13-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out with moist crumbs and not dry. Be careful not to overbake as this will make the brownies dry. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Allow muffins to cool completely on a wire rack.

Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Allow to reach room temperature before serving.

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