I really, really loved the batter for these. I always love batters and doughs, usually more than the finished product, but this was special. Really good.
The muffins? Eh. Not so much.
They were wonderful warm, but at room temperature they were kind of blah. (Which, oddly, is the opposite of what Dorie says in the recipe.)
Luckily, I made them for my mother’s surprise birthday party, for which Ben made a chocolate birthday cake with peanut butter icing. Spread some peanut butter icing on these things and they’re golden.
I also chopped some milk chocolate and threw that into one batch, and that was pretty amazing â€” although still not great at room temperature.
I made them as minis and baked for 12 minutes.
And that’s really all I have to say. Sorry! Go see what all the other Tuesdays With Dorie bakers did with these, and if you want to try them yourselves, Rhiani of Chocoholic Anonymous, who chose these for us all to make this week, will have the recipe for you.
Bonus shot: The birthday cake Ben made â€” all by himself â€” for my mother!