Last Saturday, for our son’s 6th birthday party, I was looking for an « American » style chocolate chip muffin’s recipe (high, light and with lots of chocolate chips on top! #gourmande:)

While wandering on the net, I came across the culinary blog of Christelle, author of cookery books and mother of 3 little girls! Basically, she is just passionate about baking and likes to bake cakes for her daughters. As she loves challenges, she decides to take the competition for the best pastry chef on M6 to live from her passion, she finishes in the last 15 but only 10 have been selected. She could have given up, but the desire being stronger, she decided to create her blog Il était une fois la pâtisserie to share her recipes. And I thank her because her muffin’s recipe is simple, quick and delicious (it’s not just me who says it!)

Preparation time: 10 min/ Cooking time: 25 mins


190 gr flour

1/2 sachet of baking powder

1 pinch of salt

1 egg

90 g powdered sugar

120 ml milk

80 gr melted butter

1 teaspoon liquid vanilla

140 gr dark chocolate chips

1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)


Preheat the oven to 220°. Start by mixing the egg, sugar and salt. Reserve.

In another container, mix the egg and sugar with a maryse or wooden spoon. Add the milk, melted butter, liquid vanilla (I didn’t have any I put a sachet of vanilla sugar), then the mixture flour/yeast/salt mixing well after each addition. Keep a handful of chocolate chips aside and add the rest of the mixture.


Pour the batter into muffin cups (preferably made of silicone as it is easier to remove). Then spread the chocolate chips left aside on top of the muffins and sprinkle with brown sugar.

Bake 5 mins at 220°, then lower the temperature to 180° and cook for another 20 mins. Let cool before unmolding. It’s ready! It’s ready!