Yesterday was my sister’s birthday. We don’t buy presents for each other birthdays anymore since a few years ago, but my sister isn’t a cake kind of person either so it’s no fun baking for her, however since I discovered this muffins recipe a few years ago, she always asks for them on her birthday day and this year was the same. I woke up pretty early and bake these deliciousness for her breakfast and came up with the idea of making some little DIY mini flags to place on the muffins and make them more festive, then opened Photoshop and start creating…
The muffins came out delicious as always, my sister loved them as every year especially the creamy heart which is her favourite part (and secretly my favourite too) and was super excited about how festive, nice and colorful they looked with those freshly made birthday flags. I think they can make the perfect dessert to bring to someone else home when you’re a guest or to serve to a birthday party as well with those cute flags which are super duper easy to make (no jokes).
For up to 11 Nutella and Chocolate Muffins you’ll need:
170g of white flour
2 tablespoon of cocoa powder
110g of softened margarine
110g of white sugar
2 big eggs
3 teaspoons of baking powder
Nutella for the creamy heart
Icing sugar and sprinkles to decorate
This recipe is super easy and quick. First things first preheat the oven to 190°C then start by sifting the cocoa powder and the white flour in a large bowl. Weigh the softened margarine and add it to the bowl together with the white sugar and the baking powder. Lastly lightly beat the two large eggs together and add them to the rest of the ingredients then start mixing all together with a spoon. If your margarine is soft enough it will be super easy to create a smooth batter with a spoon only, otherwise you’ll may need the help of a whisk – all up to you! Once the muffins batter is ready and smooth, place up to 11 paper muffins cups in a muffins baking tin, then using a pair of teaspoons start creating a sandwich of a teaspoon of muffin batter + a teaspoon of nutella + a teaspoon of muffin batter. Make sure the first and last floors are pretty even and flat in the cups so that the nutella in the middle won’t escape at the bottom or at the top during the baking session. Then place the tin in the oven for 20 minutes at 190°C and once baked, leave them rest and cool for 15 minutes before tasting. Sprinkle some icing sugar and colorful sprinkles on top to decorate.
As for the flags, all you need to do is to download and print this freebie mini flags template, cut them, glue the back, place a toothpick right in the middle and then fold in on itself and make the end of the flags match. That’s it! Place them on your birthday muffins or cakes and serve.
Yesterday was my sister’s birthday. We don’t buy presents for each other birthdays anymore since a few years ago, but my sister isn’t a cake kind of person either so it’s no fun baking for her, however since I discovered this muffins recipe a few years ago, she always asks for them on her birthday…