Orange & Chocolate Muffins

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When I posted my first cake a few months ago, I let you in on a little secret.  I don’t like cake.  I know you must be thinking I’m kinda crazy, but it just doesn’t do anything for me.   If I have to eat cake I prefer it to be dense and moist, like a brownie.

Now, one thing I do like is muffins!  Some people may think what’s the difference?  Well, I find muffins are almost always moist, dense, and full of flavor.  Unlike cupcakes which are just like cake.  No cupcakes for me!

I had a craving for muffins this past weekend and I wanted to have them for breakfast Saturday morning.  Can you guess what time I started to make these?  Oh, 10:30p.m!  Ya, what was I thinking?  Do I really need muffins for breakfast?  You betcha’!

Orange & Chocolate Muffins by

I decided on an orange and chocolate flavor and I wanted to add yogurt into the batter so the muffins would stay moist.  I found this recipe which incorporated all the things I wanted and they were perfect!

Have you ever tried one of those ‘Terry’s Chocolate Oranges’?  If you like those than you’re going to love these muffins!  It has fresh orange zest, orange juice, and lots of chocolate pieces.  I also used vanilla yogurt instead of the plain yogurt it called for.   Perfect, dense, moist, muffins.  Just the way I like them!

Recipe adapted from Milk & Cookies, original recipe from Donna Kay Magazine (Issue 8)

Orange & Chocolate Muffins

Orange & Chocolate Muffins

By Elizabeth Gorecki Published: January 22, 2013

  • Yield: 9 ( 9 Servings )
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Ready In: 55 mins

Moist muffins that are bursting with orange flavor and loaded with chocolate.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, orange zest, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer, combine yogurt, butter, eggs, and orange juice.
  4. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine until batter is moist and no dry ingredients are showing.
  5. Using a scoop or spoon, fill muffin liners about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool about 20 minutes, then remove from pan. Once muffins are completely cool, store in an airtight container.
  7. Enjoy!

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    1. I find that orange and chocolate go so well together. Just had a chocolate cake with orange syrup last week. I can imagine how well these 2 flavors blend in a muffin.

    2. I love the combination of chocolate and orange together. These look delicious. I’m going to try soon!

    3. ohh my god the cupcakes looks heavenly. I would like to taste it if I could. thank you for sharing it.

    4. I love orange and chocolate together! Sometimes I dip oranges into chocolate and chill them for an after dinner treat. :) these muffins look perfect! They are so pretty. Muffins are one of my favorites in the morning – bonus if they have chocolate!

    5. I love orange and chocolate! pinned this!

    6. I do the same thing when I want something to eat the next morning! :) These would make a lovely breakfast!

    7. My husband refuses to try chocolate oranges. Maybe I can trick him with these. I would love it if you linked up to Manic Monday -

    8. Oranges and Chocolate are my favorite flavor combination. These, as breakfast, would make me very happy!

    9. Oh my Lord! Love your sweet blog! You are to blame if I’m not going to fit in my perfect jeans anymore …you and Pinterest! :)) New happy folower from the blog hop! I blog over at Shine On.Feel free to stop by any time!;)

      • Hi Erika! You’re too sweet with your kind words. I know I can’t eat everything I make or I won’t be fitting into my jeans as well! I’m a new follower of yours as well :) Have a great weekend!

    10. These look delicious! I love muffins, and we have breakfast (donuts and muffins usually) for dessert a lot at our house. I pinned these for later.

    11. Hi Liz! I saw you linked up at the Grow Your Blog link party. I feel like I can smell these smells so good in baked goods!

      I am now following you on facebook and I invite you to follow me back!
      Beth @ The First Year Blog

    12. OMG! They look and sound great, I will try this recipe for sure!
      Melissa xo

    13. Mmmmm – orange and chocolate has to be one of my favourite flavour pairings!!

    14. MMM- mmmm! These sound divine! Love the citrus mixed with chocolate!
      Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. See ya there Monday night!

    15. Hello!
      I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!


    16. These muffins turned out so pretty! I love orange and chocolate together–love your new blog design, too! Thanks so much for linking up at What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday!

    17. I love how the muffins just use 1/4 cup of butter!
      Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – see you there next week with more deliciousness :)

    18. Chocolate and orange are such a classic combo…never even thought to put it in a muffin! I’ve pinned this to my baked goods board on Pinterest – hope to try them out one day, when I’m not dieting!

      Thank you so much for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you again at the next party

      Have a wonderful week
      Michelle xx


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