Sunday, April 17, 2011

Muffin with a surprise center!!!

Who says only hard candy has a surprise center? Guess what? Muffin does too..
And it tastes so mmmhhhhmmm good...

I've tried a variety of muffin recipes, but this one is really mind-boggling.It's totally different from the other muffin recipes I've tried.The surprise center makes all the difference.It gives you an awesome taste resulting from the contrast between cream cheese and chocolate chips...Simply delicious...

I think I should just give you all the recipe rather than just babbling about how good the muffin is..hee.So as usual, the recipe came from, my most favourite website to find great recipes.Various spectacular recipes to be tried.You name it, you got it!

So back to the recipe...Are you guys ready?

This recipe will get you about 24 - 28 muffins...Enough for breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner and supper right? Humma2. Read the captions under the photos yeah..the amount needed is not as shown in the picture!

The ingredients needed for the muffins :

3 cups of flour

 2 cups of sugar...I would suggest 2 1/4 cups of sugar. The muffins are not that sweet...So if you have a sweet tooth, add a lil bit of sugar...

1/2 cup of  cocoa powder

1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of baking soda

2/3 cup of vegetable oil

2 cups of water

 2 tablespoons of vinegar..Weird huh? but i think the reaction between the vinegar and the mixture creates better texture of muffins...Bear the smell of the vinegar yeah...

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (vanilla essence). I got to know earlier that the vanilla essence sold here contains a small percentage of alcohol..but guess what? I found these extracts without buat i gigih nak bake ni..haish..

Ingredients for the surprise center :

One package of 225g (8 ounce) cream cheese

 1 egg

 1/2 cup sugar

 1/4 teaspoon salt

The actual recipe uses 1 cup of chocolate chips but because the price of choc chips here is too expensive, I used 200 g of chopped choc bar instead. Either choc chips or chopped choc bar..

Steps in the making of a masterpiece...

Muffin Mix

  • Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.Using a whisk would be better.

  •  Stir in oil, water, vinegar and vanilla extract until well-mixed.
  • Now the muffin mix is ready.

 Surprise Center

  • Beat together cream cheese, egg, sugar and salt until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in chopped choc or choc chips.

  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celcius.
  • Now, line the muffin tray with muffin wrappers.
  • Pour muffin mixture into the prepared muffin tray, filling only 1/3 full.
  • Drop a full teaspoon of the surprise center mixture on top of the 1/3 filled muffin cup.I ter-drop one tablespoon terus.Haha..sebab the filling is so nice..that's why..
  • Fill the rest of the cup with the muffin mixture to 2/3 full.
  • So now you have the surprise center in the middle...weeee
 Okay as you can see, my surprise center seems visible even after filling 2/3 full.Tu la gedik letak one tablespoon kan..x kisah yang penting sedap menjilat jari..hee..

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes. Check if the muffins are ready or not by poking into the middle of the muffin with a stick.

Bila freshly out of the oven, kena buat muka camni saya dah chubby..baik cakap awal2 sebelum orang comment kan..hee

Presenting the surprise-centered muffins...It is better to allow the muffins to cool first before eating.Eating it hot will not be as nice as eating it cold..If you want the filling texture to be correct, you should put them in the fridge for few hours..tapi i pelahap je lepas dah sejuk skit..hoho..

Till the next post..Tschüss und mach's gut!!!


    nama.aku.lynn said...

    omaigod!sangatttt terujaaa..haha
    had tried once.ala2 macam ur muffin xde la suprise center ke apa..hee~

    p/s:vinegar?quite weird.xde bau ke lps dah siap?

    khairunnisa ♥ said...

    thanks for the recipe (^-^)

    Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

    to lynn:
    Because u'll add vanilla essence to the dia cam neutralise the smell kot..hee..

    to khairunnisa:
    No problem..enjoy baking!

    Hidayahsalleh said...

    wow!! tempting nya tgk..should try ni.. :)

    Violet Blue said...

    sangat teruja nak cube..!!

    rajin eyh carik resepi then bake pulak..

    :: Azizah Alwi:: said...

    wahh..that is great..a muffin with the surprise center.
    Habis final ni balik rumah nak try.Busy stadi pun masih sempat blogwalking pergi blog nabil..Its look so yummy..i like :p

    eqhaZIN said...

    nmpk sdp!

    Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

    to hidaydah:
    Yeah you should!!!

    to violet blue:
    Hee..gigih tu penting.

    to azizah:
    Hehe..thanx azizah..all the best in your studies k!

    to eqha:
    Memang sedappp

    Qarl said...


    new host for one of AFC prog one day!

    ayie said...

    chef nabil hantar sedozen kat umah aku kat seremban hehe

    Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

    to qarl:
    Haha..xle blah AFC..

    to ayie:
    Bila nak try jadi chef per..

    ayie said...

    chef nabil hantar sedozen kat umah aku kat seremban hehe

    sYu's RaMLi said...

    yummy! must try!

    FarhaNezam said...

    Ooo ada surprise centre.. nak try la..

    sully86 said...


    Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

    to syu's ramli:

    to FarhaNezam:
    hee..yeah sangat patut

    Imeldot said...

    pandai masak eh..gud2..xyah masuk culinary mcm i pon leh masak kan.. ;p

    D'lla said...


    aigo..xsabo nk pi berlin bulan 7ni..
    apa lagi yg menarik situ..fuhh
    can't wait..

    Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

    to Imeldot:
    U ambik culinary ke? bahagian ape? kalau i nak dessert and pastry je..hee

    to d'lla:
    x pernah sampai la d'lla..huhu..sorry..tapi dengar kata tempat tu mmg best la..

    diANa hARiS said...

    woooowwwww.... nak try jgk nanti!
    looks nyummm2.... hehee

    Imeldot said...

    culinary belajar kitchen, cold kitchen,pastry and butcher.i've found it tiring and terus tukar kos time degree..hahaha but at least ade lah knowledge skit2 pasal kitchen. ;)
    and if u nak recipe best2,klik banner kat tepi belog i..blogger tuh suke baking jgk mcm u.selalu post recipe2 dessert. =)

    Kuey san said...

    Salam n hi Nabil ;)

    I love eating muffins, cafes. But never too eager to try bake one. Kekekeke. Pemalas? Indeed, yes ;p

    Lets just say you're a good-looking guy and a good baker!

    Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

    to diana:
    hee..taste nyummm2 gak..

    to Imeldot:
    Okay I'll check it out..thanx..all the best in whatever you do k!

    to Kuey san:
    Aww that is so sweet..thanx..maloe plak..Sekali sekala buat sendiri puas hati sangat taw..

    Tishya said...

    nabil! series nk buat jgak!!! sedapnyaaa!! pinjam resipi k!

    .:rizaL:. said...

    Yeahh surprisingly.. ive tried rthis yesterday n guess what? I used oreo haha

    yaya|azura said...

    Hamikkkk si boolat! Alaaa belom bake lagi pun dah rasa nak makan ngappp terus. Sedapnyeeee!

    fullmOon said...

    u memang suka memasak ek?
    cute...lelaki yg pandai masak mmg best lah! esp in bakings~

    nanti senang2 singgah la kat blog i..

    ps: lama lagi ke nak study kat sana?*wink*

    Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

    To tishya:
    Sila2 try...nanti gitaw result ye

    To rizal:
    Eh oreo bukan resipe dulu ke..apesal guna resipi ni gak?

    To yaya:
    Cepat buat!!! Cikgu nak makan anak murid buat..

    To fullmoon:
    Hee thanx..dah singgah..insyaallah lagi 2 1/2 tahun kalau balik ngan degree..kalau sambung master 4 tahun lagi

    yaya|azura said...

    Alamak! Cikgu nak makan anak murid ka cikgu nak makan muffin yang anak murid buat?? Errkkk... wawawawa. :p

    farah booboo said...

    serious rasa macam nak pergi buat right away bile baca entri ni!!
    nampak mcm sangat sedap ye....
    thanks to you for the recipe! :)
    nak harap saya buka website tu, ertahun la jawabnya. hee

    Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

    to aiyaks:
    Haha...buat jerla dulu...kalau sempat bleh cikgu rasa..

    to farah:
    Hee..i siap semangat letak gambar kan.hehe..nak bagi orang lagi semangat nak buat..

    ZEBY said...

    Salam Cuzz.... Its yer cuzz from Gro town here..

    Nak tanya pasal Niedersachsen ticket....

    Bole beli dekat machine tak?

    .:rizaL:. said...

    ahha...tula pasal. saje nk wat kelainan tp kureng menjadi ahha..nyesallll

    K2r~90 said...

    ow men lapo la plak

    Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

    to Zeby:
    Hey you..Niedersachsen not sure la..i'm staying in ticket semua memang bleh beli kat machine..u mean machine kat holland ke kat sini?

    to rizal:
    Haha..kalau nak yang muffin oreo tu kena ikut the other recipe..yang ni khas untuk chocolate chips..wee..

    to K2r~90
    haha..oh men..lapo gak..

    ZEBY said...

    I meant machine dekat Germany.... I guess Niedersachsen ticket nie is a regional ticket kan? yang bole up to 5 person kan?

    Neway last week, I went to visit aunty Jolanda... dia masuk spital tp skang alhamdulillah. Oh yeah and I met aunty Jolanda's Mum too...

    Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

    to zeby:
    Dekat machine sini of course bleh beli..if im not mistaken for 5 person less than 30 euros..dalam 26 camtu kot..never used before..just heard from a friend.I didn't get the chance to meet aunty but just keep in touch thru whatsapp and fb..miss them so much!

    ZEBY said...

    Thanks dude....Either u sms me or e-mail lah My FB tutup laaa distracting hehe

    Emmie Idris said...

    o-m-jayy. i dont have sweet tooth but i definitely gonna try this. great idea for my upcoming pre convo slumber party with the girls. but, what do u suggest for the drink? any suggestion?

    Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

    to zeby:
    Okay will do.

    to Emmie:
    Yeah that's a great idea..i'm not very good at party planning..i would just go for carbonated drinks...or punch..

    Emmie Idris said...

    punch sounds great!!!! thanx dude~!! :))))) oh, and i nak tambah deep fried oreos in the menu for the partayyyy~!!

    Anonymous said...

    A good name is sooner lost than won.

    C.J.Da'HotNCold said...

    all-time favourites. anything KAKAO :)

    Anonymous said...

    mmg tak pakai butter ea?

    Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

    to anonymous:
    Memang x pakai butter..pakai minyak akan bagi texture lagi lembut..