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Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffins

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffins. The ultimate breakfast muffin for lovers of the famous British treat, with chunks of Terry’s Chocolate Orange baked right inside.

Terry's Chocolate Orange Muffins close up photo of a single muffin

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffins

This Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffins recipe will come as a surprise to nobody who has been following this website for any length of time.

My obsession with the flavour combination of chocolate and orange in desserts and baked treats is very well documented here.

Terry's Chocolate Orange Muffins photo of single muffin broken open to reveal chocolate chunks inside

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffins

From a Chocolate Orange Mousse Trifle and Chocolate Orange Cheesecake to a version of Chocolate Orange Banana Bread and many more…just search “chocolate orange” in our search window and you’ll see for yourself.

In the weeks just following Christmas, I had all but cleared the house of all treats. I emptied out the freezer of all the leftover cookies and cakes.

They were dispersed to family and friends. Like most people in the post-christmas calorie haze, I’m trying to bet back to a normal eating pattern.

One thing stood in my way.

Terry's Chocolate Orange photo of unopened package

Every year, without fail, Santa puts a Terry’s Chocolate Orange at the bottom of my stocking. This year it was the last remaining item of Christmas chocolate in the house.

Terry's Chocolate Orange open package

So that I wouldn’t eat the whole thing myself, I decided to create a new muffin and bake chunks of the chocolate orange right inside.

Terry's Chocolate Orange Muffins on a white serving plate with glass of milk in background

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffins

To say these were a hit is quite an understatement. Even Spouse, who has more willpower than the rest of the household combined couldn’t resist.

I wonder, will I be able to hold out a whole year to make them again? Somehow, I don’t think that’s likely.

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2017 UPDATE: Based upon feedback from readers, I am no longer recommending adding the garnishing piece of chocolate orange before baking. Some found that the high sugar content of the chocolate caused it to scorch in their oven

INSTEAD, reserve the pieces you normally would have put on top of the batter and insert them, narrow side of the wedge pointing down, into the top of the baked muffin when they cool.

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Originally published Jan 2017. Updated November 2019 to include nutritional information.
Terry's Chocolate Orange Muffins close up photo of a single muffin
Yield: 12 large muffins

Terry's Chocolate Orange Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Terry's Chocolate Orange Muffins - the ultimate breakfast treat for lovers of the famous British treat, with chunks of Terry's Chocolate Orange baked right inside.

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 1 Terry's Chocolate Orange

Instructions

  1. Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder and set aside.
  2. Roughly chop the Terry's Chocolate Orange into chunks, 4 or 5 per segment. You can reserve some large chunks to garnish the top of the muffins if you like AFTER they are baked, not before as  is pictured. (Please see notes)
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment in place, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract on high speed until foamy and slightly stiffened.
  4. Mix together the melted butter and vegetable oil in a measuring cup with a spout.
  5. Slowly add the oil and butter mixture to the egg mixture in a slow stream as the mixer continues to whisk.
  6. Mix together the, milk and apple cider vinegar and add slowly to the mixing bowl continuing to mix but at a reduced speed.
  7. Mix in the orange zest.
  8. Fold in the dry ingredients by hand with a rubber spatula being careful not to over mix. Don't worry about lumps in the batter, they are fine. When the dry ingredients are almost incorporated, gently fold in the chocolate orange chunks.
  9. Spoon batter into well greased or paper lined muffin tins, filling them to the top.
  10. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 20 - 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Notes

2017 UPDATE: Based upon feedback from readers, I am no longer recommending adding the garnishing piece of chocolate orange before baking. Some found that the high sugar content of the chocolate caused it to scorch in their oven

INSTEAD, reserve the pieces you normally would have put on top of the batter and insert them, narrow side of the wedge pointing down, into the top of the baked muffin when they cool.

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

12 large muffins

Amount Per Serving Calories 363Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 39mgSodium 71mgCarbohydrates 52gFiber 2gSugar 27gProtein 6g

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Pauline

Sunday 1st of December 2019

Luv to look at and read your recipes But cant try any of the baked goods due to the high sugar content But thank you for the treat of the pics

Katelyn

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

I followed the directions completely but found that the chocolate chunk on top didn't look aesthetically pleasing after being baked. In fact it nearly burned. I flicked them off and replaced with an uncooked chunk. I too found the muffins a bit dry and might cook at a lower temp next time. My better half has been stuffing his face with these though. We are loyal Rock Recipe lovers here in Nunavut :)

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 12th of January 2017

Hello Nunavut! Mine were not dry at all. I like muffins to have a bit of a crusty top but a soft centre. Did you get more than 12 muffins? mine are pretty large pans...and I always use aluminum muffin tins. I find the darker metal ones can bake too quickly. You can safely cut the temp by 375 though. Ovens do very.

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