I'm sure you can make this in a loaf pan as well.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan, or line with paper liners.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, semisweet chocolate, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  • In a separate medium bowl, cream together margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the orange zest, orange juice, and buttermilk. Pour into the flour mixture, and mix just until evenly moist. Spoon batter into muffin cups.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let muffins cool in the pan on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 35.2g 11% DV; fat 9.4g 15% DV; cholesterol 31.4mg 11% DV; sodium 346.6mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2007
it's yummy! i substituted the chocolate with chocolate chips. i couldn't find buttermilk so plain yogurt was the next best alternative. however i couldn't taste the orange i could smell the orange from the oven but it was lost in my mouth. therefore i plan to add orange extract the next time. awesome muffins. i baked it for valentines and my frens loved it. thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/09/2004
Either I did something wrong or the other reviews were written by the cook's relatives! First of all I found it very tedious to grate all that chocolate. The muffins turned out flat greasy & the texture was kind of mealy. I used butter instead of margarine and fresh squeezed orange juice because I thought it would have more orange flavor but it didn't. Don't know what went wrong but considering the work involved in making them I wouldn't bother to make them again. Read More
(7)
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2007
it's yummy! i substituted the chocolate with chocolate chips. i couldn't find buttermilk so plain yogurt was the next best alternative. however i couldn't taste the orange i could smell the orange from the oven but it was lost in my mouth. therefore i plan to add orange extract the next time. awesome muffins. i baked it for valentines and my frens loved it. thanks! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
Tops! A light subtle flavor with touches of chocolate suspended throughout the cake. Very subtle and sophistocated. I used butter instead of margarine and cooked miniature muffins. Each morsel is a gourmet's delight. The combination of chocolate/orange makes it a little tricky to identify the flavor. Enhances its gourmet mystery. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
instead of using grated chocolate i used the cocoa powder conversion of three squares. also i used the one bowl method where i dumped everything in and mixed it up real good. they still came out great! with very little effort i got muffins that were very chocolatey with just the right amount of orange flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2006
We liked these muffins very much. I have a food processor so the grating of chocolate was a snap but I could see it would be time consuming if grating by hand! I thought the orange and chocolate flavors blended well and for those who would want more orange flavor I would suggest adding a bit more of the orange zest that really brings the flavor out! Thanks for a nice muffin recipe to add to my collection. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2011
To get more orange taste I added a few drops of orange extract and it was absolutly delicious Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
01/09/2004
Either I did something wrong or the other reviews were written by the cook's relatives! First of all I found it very tedious to grate all that chocolate. The muffins turned out flat greasy & the texture was kind of mealy. I used butter instead of margarine and fresh squeezed orange juice because I thought it would have more orange flavor but it didn't. Don't know what went wrong but considering the work involved in making them I wouldn't bother to make them again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/09/2004
This was a big let down. Did not care for them at all. Not enough orange flavor and not at all what you thought they were going to taste like. Yuck. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2004
Thanks a lot for this recipe this was the first muffin I ever made and turned out to be the best one in my whole life... so easy to follow.. I used chocolate chips instead and it worked out fantastic. thanks again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2009
Excellent tasting but dry and dense. Take out of oven sooner and use honey in recipe instead of sugar. Read More
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