3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup butter or 3/4 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups sugar (or to taste)
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chip (optional)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)


Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.

In a medium bowl combine cocoa and baking powder; mix to combine.

Add in boiling water; mix well with a wooden spoon to combine.

Add in the melted butter and vanilla; mix well.

Add in the sugar, mix well with a wooden spoon.

Stir in eggs with a wooden spoon; mix until combined.

Mix the flour with salt; add in the chocolate mixture; mix well to combine (batter will be a bit on the thin side).

Add/mix in mini chocolate chips or walnuts.

Using an ice cream scoop fill each of the muffin tins almost to the top.

Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.

Cool, drizzle glaze over or frost with buttercream frosting.