What makes a chocolate breakfast muffin different from a chocolate cupcake? Aside from technique (simply stirring wet and dry ingredients together rather than creaming butter and sugar as a first step), one big difference is that more rustic chocolate muffins don't have a tall crown of frosting or a swath of ganache to hide under—they're breakfast, after all.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Our goal was a moist, just-sweet-enough, generously sized muffin with plenty of rich chocolate flavor and a characteristically domed top—a decadent breakfast treat that would pair nicely with a cup of coffee. A combination of cocoa powder a...