Christmas recipe: Chocolate muffins with mascarpone cream

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Dear and beloved readers, as the celebration marathon is just around the corner, I decided to share this AMAZING muffin recipe. Christmas, for me, is that time of year, when you want to spend time with your beloved ones: family and friends. It is that time of year when you forget bad things and you look ahead with hope and grace. Christmas is when you share the most delicious recipes, thus these muffins will fit perfectly to the twelve-dish Christmas Eve supper for dessert. So with all my hope, I am sharing one of my favorite chocolate muffin recipe, that my sister Liucija discovered recently.

First of all, this is the list what will you need for approximately 15 muffins (for the measurements I used 200 ml glass):

Muffin molds, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of cocoa, 1 cup of milk, 2 eggs, 50 ml oil, 1,5 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar and a pinch of salt;

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So what we should do with all of these ingredients? For the muffins: Mix all of the ingredients into a bowl, except eggs and salt.

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If you want to feel the chocolate pieces in muffins, chop the dark chocolate into little pieces and pour them into a bowl.

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Mix the eggs and salt with a mixer for about 5 minutes until they become dense and their volume increases 3 times.

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Pour the eggs into a bowl full of mixed ingredients and…

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MIX MIX MIX !!!!step9

The dough can be very liquid. Pour the dough into muffin molds with 2/3 ratio and put them into 180 degrees oven for about 30 minutes.

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While the muffins are heating up, it is time to make the magical MASCARPONE CREAM! What will you need for IT cream:

250 gr. mascarpone cheese, 250 ml. sour cream 35%, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 3 tablespoon sugar (or at your own taste of choice). Mix the sour cream with sugar and lemon juice, carefully incorporate it into mascarpone.

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Lets see how the muffins are doing…

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After approximately 30 minutes….

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Decorate cooled muffins with mascarpone cream in confectionery syringe and put some more decorations if you want…and…

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There you have it: Tasty chocolate muffins with mascarpone cream.

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The warm muffins and refreshing mascarpone cream makes the ,,golden middle”: not too sweet and not too bitter. When the muffins are ready, you can make some tea, coffee or cocoa drink. Speaking about tea or coffee cups…another little thing that I want to share with you guys, is the most recent purchase from IKEA, home furnishing store. I am very happy for these two wonderful cups. The long neck of cup makes it very cozy to drink tea or coffee and the price is very affordable. There are three colors of cups: white, pink and nude. I grabbed pink and nude, because for my eyes, pink and nude looked very cool.

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Have a wonderful celebration time and see you next time 🙂

All photos are made by me.

By Kamile

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