Chocolate and Stem Ginger Muffins

Baked treats

Baked treats

My husband and I are both involved in helping out at our local foodbank.  It’s a great way to help people who are in crisis for whatever reason – job losses, family deaths, delays to benefits, etc.

This week my husband went to help move our food store to a new warehouse.  I wanted to help, but I have the upper body strength of a hamster, and lifting crates of tinned goods requires some serious muscle.  So whilst he was getting a free workout I thought I’d bake him a treat to replace all the calories he was burning off…

I love stem ginger!

I love stem ginger!

Recipe (makes 10-12):

  • 210g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 70g caster sugar
  • 60g dark brown sugar
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 100ml sunflower oil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100ml milk
  • 4 pieces of stem ginger, chopped into small pieces
  • Ginger syrup from the jar (optional)

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, stirring in the stem ginger last.  To make it more gingery you can add some of the ginger syrup if you like!

Spoon into paper cases in a muffin tin and bake for 20-25mins.

Ready to bake... and yes, I licked the spoon!

Ready to bake… and yes, I licked the spoon!


4 thoughts on “Chocolate and Stem Ginger Muffins

  1. Wow, these sound good. My husband loves gingery things, and I normally double the ginger in a recipe, but these might actually be gingery enough without. Can’t wait to try them.

    • They are good as they are but you could add more stem ginger or a tsp of ground ginger if you like ginger lots! Also good – 40g of chopped up dark chocolate scattered on the top before you bake them.

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