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Chocolate licorice muffins with a licorice heart

Instructions & photos: Katri Solin

8-12 servings



2 1/4 dl wheat flour

2 dl sugar

1 dl cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

1 egg

200g sour cream

75g of butter

3/4 dl hot coffee

70g Wanhan ajan laku licorice candies


1 dl whipped cream

70g Wanhan ajan laku licorice candies

3 dl whipped cream

200g milk chocolate

12 pcs Chocolate licorice balls salmiac


1. Melt the butter in the microwave and cut the licorice candy into pieces.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
3. Mix together the sour cream and the egg. Add the cooled melted butter.
4. Add the sour-cream-butter-egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix.
5. Add hot coffee and 70g of licorice pieces to the dough.
6. Pour the dough2/3 full into muffin tins or muffin cups. If you use a muffin tray, grease the holes before filling so that the muffins don't stick to the pan.
7. Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes.
8. Put the cream for the filling in the pot and add the rest of the licorice pieces.
9. Simmer on low heat, stirring all the time, until the licorice pieces have melted and the mixture is like a paste. Put the slightly cooled filling in a piping bag.
10. When the muffins have cooled, make a hole in the middle for the filling, e.g. with an apple corer. Fill the holes with licorice filling.
11. Melt 170g of chocolate in the microwave and whip the cream. Add the cooled melted chocolate to the whipped cream while whisking.
12. Spread the cream as desired on top of the muffins. Decorate with chocolate shavings and chocolate licorice balls.