Cookbook Challenge w15 (Muffins) – What muffin are you?

Cookbook Challenge

Cookbook Challenge

Baking is not one of my forte. And even when I do follow a recipe exactly, the end product is usually still not up to scratch. So this week, I thought I will stick to a no fuss muffin recipe. I found a berry muffin recipe in Women’s Weekly, Old fashioned Favourites. It looked farily simple and with very little ingredients and only 3 steps!. Sounds like a fool proof recipe.

And as always, I decided to change the recipe. A few days before muffin making day, I posted a random question on my facebook page asking Mars or Snickers. Most preferred Snickers and I do too. The caramel in Mars makes it heavier and way too sweet for my palate. I had a couple of 18g Snicker and Mars bar so I would use this instead of berries in the muffin recipe.

Snickers vs Mars

Snickers vs Mars

I made mini muffins instead of the normal sized ones. This recipe makes 24 mini ones. And I just have to say I love the colourful cups! Cuteness :)

Mixture in pretty mini cups

Mixture in pretty mini cups


  • 190g self-raising flour
  • 45g cold butter, chopped
  • 110g castor sugar
  • 155ml buttermilk
  • 1 small egg, lightly beaten
  • Snicker, Mars, Twirl & Cherry Ripe 18g bars
Bits of naughty chocolate in muffin mixture

Bits of naughty chocolate in muffin mixture


  1. Preheat oven 160C fan-forced oven. Place pretty mini cups into muffin tray
  2. Sift flour into a large bowl. Rub in butter. Stir in sugar, buttermilk and egg. Do not over mix. Doesn’t matter if it is still lumpy. Spoon mixture into muffin cups
  3. Drop bits of naughty chocolate into each mixture. Bake for 20mins. Stand for 5 mins and then turn out on wire rack to cool
Which was our favourite?

Which was our favourite?

The original recipe was for 12 big muffins. I halved the portions for my mini muffins. And in that process, I mis-measured the amount of sugar. The muffins was still pretty moist but lack sweetness. The Snickers and Mars were in the first batch of muffins that I made. Mister and I did not really like it. Maybe it was the lack of sweetness in the muffin. So I changed the second batch and added Twirl and Cherry Ripe instead. They turned out pretty good. And this could be a fun party treat as well! What do you think?

Head over to  Jeroxie’s facebook page. Could you tell which was my favourite?

Will you make muffins from pre-packed mixture or have you tried and did you like it?

The list of yummy muffins from the rest:

Silvermoon Dragon from Dragon Musings Cheesecake muffins
Ange from Vicious Ange Apple & berry crumble muffins
Leigh from Chit Chat Chomp Cherry muffins
Shellie from Iron Chef Shellie Dark chocolate & raspberry muffins
Sarah from The Sugar Junkie Tomato & basil muffins
Carolyn from Gluten Shmooten Carrot & coconut muffins
Maree from Melbourne Delectable Black Forest Muffins
Cherrie from Sweet Cherrie Pie English muffins
Rilsta from My Food Trail Cheese & spring onion muffins
Agnes from Off the Spork Citrus poppy seed muffins
Bri from Bri Eats Butternut pumpkin muffins with a frosty top
Anthea from What’s For Tea? Semi-dried tomatoes, vintage cheddar & chive muffins
Yen from Food for Four Pandan & coconut cupcakes