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Chocolate Sour Cream Muffins

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 dozen

This recipe originally called for applesauce, but one time in a pinch, I substituted sour cream... it worked! Chocolate lovers can't resist these rich cake-like muffins.


  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, sour cream, water, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 194 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • BakerTerri
    Jan 6, 2021

    No comment left

  • H
    Mar 1, 2020

    These are excellent! I halved the recipe, used one large egg and one egg yolk (instead of three eggs), baked for 14 minutes. Perfect! ‘Gordonramsey’ (who isn’t) needs to get out of junior high school first before attempting to bake.

  • Gina
    Dec 2, 2019

    These are superb muffins. Idk how anyone says they lack flavour. Nothing wrong with recipe. These are excellent with cup of coffee. Thanks

  • gordonramsey
    Jun 9, 2015

    Ive made muffins many times in my life and this is by far the worst recipe ever. My own dogs wouldnt eat these. Give me your jacket and GTFO OF HELLZ KITCHEN!!!!!!

  • maragmo
    Mar 19, 2015

    I followed recipe as is and needed more sugar. It lacked flavor.

  • ChefGamble
    Mar 16, 2015

    This recipe is amazing. I also used dark chocolate powder and I used buttermilk instead of milk. Next time I will use coffee instead of water.

  • cindyjoelene
    Dec 13, 2014

    Substitute the water for Coffee! Brings out the chocolate flavour so much better!

  • bb54
    Dec 7, 2013

    Just made these fabulous muffins. I used yogurt instead of sour cream; milk choc chips instead of semi-sweet. They are decadent and so moist!

  • LLieb
    Apr 2, 2013

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  • MrsRowland
    Oct 19, 2012

    Very good recipe! I used dark chocolate cocoa instead, only because I like dark chocolate. They came out moist like cupcakes -- yum!