Note: For my first try (muffins in pic) I used plain cooking chocolate instead of unsweetened.
By the way, I am still looking for a darker coloured muffin...anyone with a good recipe?
1/2 cup butter or margarine
100gm unsweetened chocolate, cut up
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius.
In a large bowl, combine butter and unsweetened chocolate. Heat in microwave oven on high (100%) power for 1 to 1.5 minutes, until melted and smooth when stirred. Let cool to lukewarm (5 to 10 mins).
Stir in sugar, egg, vanilla, salt and buttermilk until thoroughly blended. Mix together flour and baking soda and stir into chocolate mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into muffin/paper cups, filling to top. Bake in preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean. Let muffins cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.