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Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins

If food is love then Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins will prove you’re absolutely head over heels. These muffins make the perfect Valentine’s Day treat, but are a delightfully sweet breakfast or snack any time of year!

(This recipe for Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins was originally posted in January 2010, but was updated with new photos in 2018).

Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins -- If food is love then these muffins will prove you're absolutely head over heels. They make the perfect Valentine's Day treat, but are a delightfully sweet breakfast or snack any time of year | wearenotmartha.com

While there aren’t many foods I absolutely won’t eat, I cringe when it comes to anything with artificial raspberry flavoring. It’s funny because I absolutely love raspberries, but I don’t think there’s anything worse than the fake flavoring. The absolute worst is raspberry vodka. Ugh! I would probably never buy a raspberry muffin for fear it would be all imitation-tasting, but when I saw a recipe for Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins, I knew I needed to make a version of them. These are the perfect Valentine’s Day muffins, but if you can’t find fresh raspberries in the winter, you can definitely use frozen here with no problem.

The combination of fresh raspberries (OK, or frozen) and dark chocolate makes me super happy. I made a ton of alterations to the original recipe (especially since it was written in the metric system, which I sadly am basically illiterate on) and loved the way these raspberry and dark chocolate muffins turned out.

I mean, is dark chocolate and raspberries together ever a bad thing?? Well, maybe if there was a chocolate and raspberry vodka, it would be (and I’m sure there is considering there are like 80430 flavors of vodka these days).

Collage showing chopped dark chocolate and mixing bowls filled with raspberry and dark chocolate muffin batter.

While I LOVED these muffins, I think I was even more obsessed with the batter. I think it’s the most gorgeous batter ever. I can also tell you that it’s one of the most delicious. I should know considering I was basically eating it with a spoon. Oops?

Raspberry and dark chocolate muffin batter in jumbo muffin tin.

These are the perfect muffins for waking your honey up on Valentine’s Day. Or making for friends and family. Or for just eating the entire batch yourself. What? Raspberries are fruit and dark chocolate is healthy, right?

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They’re best right out of the oven when the chocolate is all melty and gooey. But you can also pop them in the microwave for a few seconds if you’re eating them later.

Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins -- If food is love then these muffins will prove you're absolutely head over heels. They make the perfect Valentine's Day treat, but are a delightfully sweet breakfast or snack any time of year | wearenotmartha.com

But to be honest, they’re quite delightful cold/at room temperature, as well. So, stick one in your lunch bag for a little afternoon boost. Or just bring the whole batch to the office because you NEED to get them out of your house ASAP before you eat the entire batch of them.

Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins -- If food is love then these muffins will prove you're absolutely head over heels. They make the perfect Valentine's Day treat, but are a delightfully sweet breakfast or snack any time of year | wearenotmartha.com

Nope, not at all speaking from experience.

Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins -- If food is love then these muffins will prove you're absolutely head over heels. They make the perfect Valentine's Day treat, but are a delightfully sweet breakfast or snack any time of year | wearenotmartha.com

In any event, the raspberry and dark chocolate muffin is such a lovely combination and you’ll have a tough time finding someone who wouldn’t like it. Like I said, they’re absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day, but there is literally no time of year when they wouldn’t be delightful.

Do you bake for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day?

If you’re looking for a fall-themed muffin recipe, check out these Pumpkin Spice French Toast Muffins!

Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

If food is love then Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins will prove you're absolutely head over heels. These muffins make the perfect Valentine's Day treat, but are a delightfully sweet breakfast or snack any time of year!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 9 jumbo muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter (14 Tbsp), melted
  • 3/4 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 oz. dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 6 oz. raspberries (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 and line a jumbo muffin tins with papers or grease lightly. If you prefer standard-size muffins, use a regular size muffin/cupcake tin.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl and make a well in the center.

  3. Put melted butter in a large bowl. Stir in yogurt and water. Then add the eggs, stirring well after each addition.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the well in dry ingredients and stir to combine, taking care not to over-mix. Fold chocolate and raspberries into the batter.

  5. Divide batter evenly between cavities of the prepared tins, filling each about 3/4 of the way full.

  6. Bake 27-30 minutes for jumbo muffins, until tops are just turning golden. If making standard-size muffins, bake for 20-23 minutes.

  7. Let cool in pan for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Recipe Notes
  • Recipe makes 9 jumbo muffins or 18 standard-size muffins.

  • Recipe adapted from StoneSoup
Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins -- If food is love then these muffins will prove you're absolutely head over heels. They make the perfect Valentine's Day treat, but are a delightfully sweet breakfast or snack any time of year | wearenotmartha.com

26 Responses to "Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins"

  1. I LOVE raspberries, they are my favorite berry of all time. These look de-lish! It would be fun to make a raspberry puree filling and fill them with a gooey melty center…I might have to do these for Valentine’s Day for sure! I love your pictures too. And yes, I fully believe that dark chocolate is good for you. =)

  2. Julie Q says:

    I was pass on my usual Valentine if you would make those for me!!! hahaha jk, but i might have to make them for my sweetheart

  3. Melissa says:

    These look like heaven!! I will be baking ASAP!

  4. Ohmygoshi says:

    MMM Sounds delicious! I’ll definitely try it out!

  5. Katie says:

    the combination of raspberries and dark chocolate makes me very happy too! i NEED to make these!

  6. Amy says:

    What kind of dog is Mitzi?

  7. Sues says:

    She’s a cockapoo. Adorable, playful, and super lovable!

  8. If you end up with too many muffins….I am more than happy to take them off of your hands. 😀

  9. Oh. Yum. YUM! I do not like raspberry flavoring either (kinda like I hate artificial banana flavoring…yuck!) but love fresh ones.

  10. Nicci says:

    These muffins look great Sues. I will keep these in mind for valentines day!

  11. Samantha says:

    Do you think it would be okay to substitute brown sugar for the white sugar? I’m on a college student’s budget and don’t feel like buying the white sugar, I have the brown on hand already…

  12. Cal says:

    Love this…Wonderful work! I was thinking about strawberries (live in CA)–and definitely dark chocolate. Love the pooch. Come visit us.
    –author of The Healing Powers of Chocolate

  13. Sues says:

    Hmmm I’ve never thought about substituting brown sugar for white sugar. Really, all brown sugar is simply white sugar with molasses added in… I would say it’s worth a try though the look and consistency of the muffins will definitely be different… though maybe moister! If you try it, let me know how they come out 🙂

  14. Shannon says:

    ooh, these sound amazing!! man, now i’m hankering for a snack 🙂

  15. Kelly says:

    Oh these look fantastic! I made something kinda similar for my husbands birthday…. with the risk of looking like I’m attempting to pull off a shameless plug – you should check them out! They are cupcakes – so I think you’d like them 🙂

    http://kellyleighgetsbusy.blogspot.com/2009/11/dark-chocolate-cupcakes-with-raspberry.html

  16. Vidya says:

    Haha, now you know what we poor sods in the metric-using world need to do all the time! I’m actually impressed that you learnt the metric system, though…I think we may have touched on imperial but I’m not sure. Dog is adorable.

  17. Oooh I want these for brekfast to take the cold edge off the work week! Fruit and chocolate in a muffin form = <3

  18. I barely read through reading your post title and had already added these to the V-Day repertoire! YUM!

  19. eliza says:

    ooh….raspberry and chocolate: what an amazing combination! a bakery near me makes raspberry chocolate chip muffins and they are so good! i’ll have to try them!

    ps. you have a great blog! I just started my own and am pretty excited to get into the blog world!

  20. Samantha says:

    Hi Girls! I made these this weekend and they are SO yummy! Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely be making these again… raspberry and chocolate are just the perfect combination!

  21. OK, so WOW these look awesome! Thanks so much for the recipe – I’m a “foodie” who happens to love raspberry-chocolate combo and trying new recipes! I just found your blog, will definitely be back and literally cannot wait to try this recipe. Never thought to put yogurt in muffins.

  22. Emilie Nancy says:

    I am making these tonight! What a great Valentines present for co-workers, especially at an early morning staff meeting! This is my FAVORITE blog!

  23. r4 software says:

    Delicious! Thanks for sharing such mouth watering recipe. I would like to make it at valentine day for my friends as a treat.

  24. elle says:

    i have to thank you SO MUCH! even though I used to loathe cooking and baking, i recently had a change of heart and started to enjoy it. then i found your website and i cannot even tell you what an inspiration it is to me!
    i made these muffins for my acting class and (also made a pan of cocoa ones with white chocolate chips) and they all disappeared. the recipe is to die for and i can’t wait to try others! THANK YOU!

  25. Pamela says:

    These are awesome! I’ve already made a couple of batches. Love the yogurt. My husb is not a big raspberry or choc person but the batches didnt last a day. Also made them with only peaches. Just as yummy. Question: do you have the nutritional value available? Thanks!

  26. Sues says:

    @Pamela- Thank you so much! Unfortunately, I don’t have nutritional info. for any of my recipes and I’m not a nutritionist and would never want to steer someone wrong with faulty calculations.

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