(Makes 12)

250 ml chocolate custard (I used FIRST CHOICE chocolate dairy dessert)


190 g   flour

130 g   sugar

5 ml     bicarbonate of soda

            Pinch of salt

25 g     cacao

175 ml sunflower oil

200 ml amasi, yoghurt OR buttermilk

15 ml   white wine vinegar

2          eggs

5 ml     vanilla essence


            Chocolate custard

            Cacao for dusting

            Fresh seasonal berries


  • Pour the chocolate custard into 12 ice cube moulds and freeze overnight
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, bicarb and cacao
  • In another bowl mix together the oil, amasi, vinegar, vanilla and the eggs.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well to make the batter
  • Grease a muffin pan (12 piece) very well and dust with flour
  • Spoon half of the batter into the muffin pan
  • Top each muffin round with a frozen chocolate cube and spoon the rest of the batter over to cover the cubes. Work quickly
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 18 minutes
  • Cool a little and remove carefully from the muffin pan
  • Serve with a drizzle of the chocolate dessert topping, a dusting of cacao and some berries
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