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5-Minute Moist Chocolate Microwave Muffins

4.7 from 23 votes
My 5-Minute Chocolate Microwave Muffins recipe yields perfectly moist and sweet muffins in practically no time at all!
Five microwave chocolate muffins on a platter.

Hi Bold Bakers!

If you’re looking for the fastest way to make muffins, I have just the thing! Not only does my Moist Chocolate Microwave Muffins recipe yield perfect, moist, incredible muffins, but you can now have bakery-style muffins in record time.

I’m talkin’ a rich, moist muffin in just a few minutes in the microwave!

If you’re looking for a classic chocolate muffin recipe, baked in an oven, you have to try my Bakery-Style Double Chocolate Muffin recipe!

The tops of my chocolate muffins made in the microwave.

What Is A Microwave Muffin?

It’s exactly like it sounds: a muffin made in the microwave — and fast! In this case, a chocolate muffin, but you can really make any flavor you’d like. The microwave bakes your muffin quickly, keeping it moist, unlike the dry heat of an oven sometimes. They take only a few minutes to whip up, then under two to bake.

I love using my microwave for baking.

What You Need To Make Microwave Muffins

How To Make Chocolate Muffins In The Microwave

Most of the time in this recipe actually comes from making the muffin batter — because they bake so fast in the microwave! Here’s how you make delicious chocolate muffins in no time at all (and don’t forget to get the full recipe with measurements, down below):

  1. Set up 5 silicone cupcake molds on a large plate and set them aside. No need to butter them, silicone does all the work for you!
  2. Into a sieve over a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, 3/4 of the chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and baking soda.
  3. In a separate measuring jug, whisk egg, yogurt, milk, oil, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Pour the wet into the dry chocolate mixture and stir until the batter is just blended. Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 full and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  5. Microwave the muffins for 45 seconds, check and rotate on the plate, and microwave for another roughly 30 seconds-1 minutes. This timing is based on my microwave which is 1200 Watts so check the wattage of your microwave because your timing may vary.
  6. Once your muffins have no more wet batter and they are risen they are done. Set the muffins over to cool down and continue cooking off the rest of your batter.
  7. The muffins are best enjoyed the day they are cooked.

A close up of the texture of my microwave muffins recipe.

Gemma’s Pro-Chef Tips For Making Microwave Muffins

  • The yogurt is what makes these muffins soft, if you don’t have any you can use sour cream instead
  • If you only want a few muffins  you can half this recipe to make just 5
  • Use good quality, unsweetened cocoa powder, not hot chocolate powder
  • Don’t have a microwave? Bake at 350°F for roughly 15-18 minutes
  • Muffins can be frozen for up to 4 weeks
  • Mix the batter up to 12 hours in advance and keep in the fridge to have warm, freshly ‘baked’ muffins
  • Get the silicone cupcake molds on Amazon

Storing Microwave Muffins

Most of my muffin recipes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days, but these microwave muffins are best eaten straight away and not stored.

Make More Muffins!

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Full (and printable) recipe below!

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5-Minute Chocolate Microwave Muffins Recipe

4.7 from 23 votes
My 5-Minute Chocolate Microwave Muffins recipe yields perfectly moist and sweet muffins in practically no time at all!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 muffins
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
My 5-Minute Chocolate Microwave Muffins recipe yields perfectly moist and sweet muffins in practically no time at all!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cups (5oz/142g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) white sugar
  • cup (2oz/57g) chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup (1oz/28g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 small egg
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup (2floz/57ml) whole milk
  • ¼ cup (2floz/57ml) vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Set up 5 silicone cupcake molds on a large plate and set them aside. No need to butter them.
  • Into a sieve over a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, 3/4 of the chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and baking soda.
  • In a separate measuring jug, whisk egg, yogurt, milk, oil, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Pour the wet into the dry chocolate mixture and stir until the batter is just blended. Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 full and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  • Microwave the muffins for 45 seconds, check and rotate on the plate, and microwave for another roughly 30 seconds-1 minutes. This timing is based on my microwave which is 1200 Watts so check the wattage of your microwave because your timing may vary.
  • Once your muffins have no more wet batter and they rise they are done. Set the muffins over to cool down and continue cooking off the rest of your batter.
  • The muffins are best enjoyed the day they are cooked. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. They can also be frozen for up to 4 weeks.

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Beth
Beth
1 day ago

Can I use sour cream instead of yogurt?

Diya
Diya
2 days ago

Gemma these were amazing! This was my first attempt at making muffins and I am not the biggest fan of any chocolate flavored desserts, especially when it is THIS chocolatey,but I gave it a try and wow,you just changed my mind on this. They are perfectly moist and sweet,I was contemplating whether I should make frosting in case they’re try but No,they were PERFECT. thank you so much for this amazing recipe. 💛

Agarwalk
4 days ago

Lovely cupcakes Jemma. I was craving to make them ever since I saw them. Tried them today and they were so quick and awesome!

Mike L.
5 days ago

Best Microwave bake yet!! Must be the yogurt 😉 Thanks for sharing. *Our Micro is only 1000W so cooking 4 muffins at a time gave much better results needing only about 3 zaps. (5 muffins took too many zaps and they got dry after they cooled) Spreading them wider on the micro’s glass rotation plate worked better too. Thx again!

Mishka Merugu
8 days ago

They were just amazing
Thanks Gemma!

Kim
Kim
10 days ago

Gemma, I just copied down your 5 minute chocolate microwave muffin recipe and I am going to make the muffins soon.I don’t have silicone cupcake molds so I will have to buy them on amazon.I will let you know how much I enjoy eating them after I make them ok.Do silicone cupcake molds come in mini molds?My microwave is an old used one but it is 1200 watts and I am going to eventually buy a new microwave.I love anything chocolate as a dessert snack but I can’t eat all 5 or 10 muffins,if I only wanted to make 2… Read more »

Anju Sogi
Anju Sogi
11 days ago

Can i skip the cocoa powder and just use the chocolate chips?

Anuradha
Anuradha
11 days ago

How can we substitute egg in this recipe, as we are already using yogurt. Can we double its quantity

Gabrielle
Gabrielle
11 days ago

Hey Gemma these DELICIOUS muffins are so incredible, I’m defenitly trying out this one! 🙂

Anmol
Anmol
11 days ago

You’re simply amazing and seem to read my heart all the time. It’s like I’m just thinking of something different and you’ve got it just there for me. Thank You so much. More power to you.

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere! No matter your skills, I have you covered. Sign up for my FREE weekly emails and join millions of other Bold Bakers in the community for new recipes, baking techniques, and more every week!