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Salted Double Chocolate Muffins

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Sometimes I get to the end of the day and realize that I didn't eat ANY vegetables all day. Like, zero. Usually it's a Monday and it's the day after Easter.

Wait, are there vegetables in teriyaki buffalo chicken wings?

No? No.

Three photos side by side of salted double chocolate muffins.

Let me just preface this by saying I'm not proud of my vegetableless day. Eating vegetables makes me feel green, and green is cool. Remember Monday? I dunked vegetables in butter sauce and wrapped them in a croissant and topped the whole shebang with more butter. It was vegetables and it was yummy.

No, ok, for real. Sometimes I really do do the healthy vegetable thing. Like when I made a pizza crust out of cauliflower. That was... weirdly... delicious.

At this moment in my life, the only thing standing between me and a kale smoothie are these freshly baked Salted Double Chocolate Muffins. A beautifully puffy, lightly glazed rich chocolate muffin with a sprinkling of coarse sea salt. Is it just me or does that puffy muffin kinda make a kale smoothie look like garbage juice? Or maybe they always look that way.

IDK. Maybe in another life I'll drink kale smoothies instead of eating my face's worth of Salted Double Chocolate Muffins.

Then again, maybe I'll just drink pure chocolate glaze and wash it down with salt.

Salted double chocolate muffin on a plate.
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Salted Double Chocolate Muffins


These salted double chocolate muffins have big puffy tops perfect for a little bit of sweet glaze and sea salt. Easy and delicious!


  • 1 scant cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (I used dark cocoa)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons strong coffee
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • sea salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa, and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the milk, coffee, oil, egg, and vanilla into the bowl. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together until just combined. Add the chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon into a prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 full. Sprinkle 3-5 chocolate chips on the top of each muffin and bake for 15 minutes or until the muffins spring back when you touch the tops.
  5. Whisk the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and milk together to make a smooth glaze. Add milk a teaspoon at a time if the glaze is still too thick (I usually go back and forth between powdered sugar and milk a few times to get the consistency just right). You want it to be pretty thick so that it sticks to the sides of the muffin.
  6. After muffins have cooled, drizzle with glaze and sprinkle with a pinch of coarse sea salt. Serve with a glass of milk!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: double chocolate muffins, chocolate muffins, muffin recipe

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    Ha, I have days like that but then I tell myself that the tomato sauce on a pizza totally counts as a vegetable and I make myself feel better. These muffins look totally epic, especially with that glaze. You definitely know the way to my heart.

  2. Skillful Cook Logo

    These look AMAZING!!! In my family, we are going through a salted caramel phaze… these are going to go over GREAT. Thank you for sharing with us.

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      I love a good salted caramel almost as much as I love salted chocolate bars! Pretty much, I love salt. With sweet. 🙂 Hope you like them!

  3. Skillful Cook Logo

    salty sweet is always so decadent! I love this. Haha, eating veggies daily is a chore for me…I get giddy just knowing I had lettuce on a burger or something. It’s so bad, I never grew up that way, I had veggies every night. I guess that’s what happens when it comes to cooking what YOU want 😉

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      This was my first baked salty-sweet combo, but I’ve put away more than a few salted chocolate bars in my day. Ohhh the love.

  4. Skillful Cook Logo

    My wonderful, dear best friend got me a foodie gift bag for Christmas and among the things she bought be was Fleur de Sel. And now I am slightly obsessed with finding things to use it on. Especially when those things are sweet. These look so delicious and look like the perfect resting place for a pinch of fancy pants sea salt.

  5. Skillful Cook Logo

    I normally think the same about my vegetable-less day, normally at 8pm, almost every single day. I just hate them. I do like fruit but I’m so lazy sometimes and I couldn’t be bothered. So I start eating my vegetables at 8pm, which I have to drown with loads of water, and then I have to get up three times a night to visit the bathroom. It’s a horrible cycle. The other day I ate all 5 servings of fruits and vegetables for breakfast and it was fantastic! I ate whatever I wanted all day and thought, “HA! I ate all my veggies. I can do whatever I want!” It felt so freeing. Anyway, I love the domes on the muffins. Very impressive. 🙂

  6. Skillful Cook Logo

    Salty and sweet is the best combination! Lindsay, you have no idea how glad I am that Lent is over (I gave up chocolates). Now I can indulge on all these wonderful treats and have chocolate all over my face any time I want!

  7. Skillful Cook Logo

    You always make the best muffins! Gosh, these look so decadent and fabulous.

    I would call this a cupcake only because it looks so rich! I never know when to call something a cupcake or a muffin 🙂

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Me either. My general rule is that cupcakes have frosting. I guess this kinda has frosting but it’s more like a glaze, and I ate it for breakfast, therefore it’s a muffin. 🙂

  8. Skillful Cook Logo

    EXCUSEZ-MOI????!! I made the mistake of reading this 2 seconds before going to class and now instead of learning how to teach children to read I’m going to be dreaming of chocolate-drenched chocolate muffins.

    As IF I’m actually upset about this…

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      I’ve always been a fan of keeping a little chocolate handy when teaching reading (read: bribing kids). They actually go together, kinda.

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    Green smoothies normally make me feel worse. Too much fiber, not enough happiness.
    These look amazing.

  10. Skillful Cook Logo

    I just found your blog and I want to read SO much wonderful information from the recipes to the income reports and photography tips. Looking forward to getting lost on here for a while!

  11. Skillful Cook Logo

    First things first – where did you get these terriyaki buffalo wings?! That sounds like an incredibly combination.

    Secondly, I’m totally with you on the veggie intake. Sometimes other things get priorities, like cake.

    Thirdly, this cake looks fantastically-beautifuly-wonderfully gorgeous. And so inviting with that glaze.