Christmas puddings are not for everyone, but these muffins may just be the new Christmas pudding that you serve on Christmas day.
These muffins have sultanas in, but you could swap these for raisins or currants if you prefer or even more chocolate chips.
These are just chocolate muffins with sultanas in but they taste good and are chocolatey so what does it matter.
The top is just melted white chocolate, but you could use icing on top. I added some little holly sprinkles from a Christmas sprinkle pot from Tesco.
These would make great little treats for those little elves who don’t really like normal Christmas Pudding but may not want to miss out.
The mixture does look to runny once mixed with the flour but they do bake well and give a chocolate fudge style sponge when you bite into them.
Christmas Pudding Muffins
- 100 g Plain Flour
- 25 g Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- 75 g Caster Sugar
- 25 g Raisins
- 25 g Milk Chocolate Chips
- 100 ml Milk
- 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 Egg
- 75 g White Chocolate
- Preheat the oven to Gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Line a 24-hole mini muffin tray with paper cases.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and sugar. Stir in the raisins and half the chocolate chips.
- Mix the milk, oil and egg together with a fork, then pour into the dry ingredients and mix together to form a runny batter.
- Divide the mixture between the paper cases then scatter over the remaining chocolate chips. Bake for 15 minutes or until risen and firm to touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- Melt the white chocolate in a bowl placed over a pan of hot water. Spoon the melted chocolate over the muffins to resemble a Christmas pudding, then decorate with silver balls and leave until the chocolate has set.