Chocolate Potato Muffins
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You would never know leftover potato mash is used in these super moist delicious Chocolate Potato Muffins !
Recipe type: Muffins
Cuisine: Baking
Serves: 12
Muffin Batter:
  • 200 g (1 ½ cups) plain flour
  • 50 g (⅓ cup) cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 g (½ cup) golden caster sugar (I used Whitworths)
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 100 ml (⅓ cup + 2 tablespoons) buttermilk or half milk and half yoghurt
  • 100 ml (⅓ cup + 2 tablespoons) rapeseed oil
  • 150 g (5 oz) leftover mashed potato
Chocolate Frosting:
  • 50 g (2 oz) butter
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 50 g (2 oz) dark chocolate
  • 200 g (1 ½ cups) icing sugar
  • 50 g (⅓ cup) cocoa powder
  • Optional: Chocolate curls
  1. Grease and line a 12 hole mini loaf tin or muffin tin and preheat oven to 200℃ / 400℉ /Gas Mark 6
Make your muffins:
  1. Put the eggs, buttermilk and oil into a large jug and whisk until combined.
  2. Add the mashed potatoes to the mixture and whisk together - it will look a bit grainy but don't worry.
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, coffee powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the wet chocolate mash mixture and mix together until combined.
  5. Equally divide the mixture between the holes in your mini loaf tin or muffin tin, filling them to about three quarters full.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes before turning them out onto a cooling rack.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes
Make your chocolate frosting:
  1. Heat the butter and chocolate in the milk until just melted,. For convenience, I use a bowl in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  2. Sieve the icing sugar and cocoa and add to the milk, butter and chocolate mixture, whisking together until smooth and leave to cool.
Don't use a highly flavoured mash like garlic and chive or cheese, just use regular mashed potato made with butter, milk, salt and pepper.
Recipe by Tales From The Kitchen Shed at