• 100g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 25g raisins
  • 25g chocolate chips
  • 100ml milk
  • 3tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 75g white chocolate, chopped
  • silver balls to decorate

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 24-hole mini muffin tray with paper cases.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour , cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and sugar. Stir in the raisins and half the chocolate chips. Mix the milk, oil and egg together with a fork, then pour into the dry ingredients and mix together to form a runny batter.

Divide the mixture between the paper cases then scatter over the remaining chocolate chips. Bake for 20 minutes or until risen and firm to touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Melt the white chocolate in a bowl placed over a pan of hot water. Spoon the melted chocolate over the muffins to resemble a Christmas pudding, then decorate with silver balls and leave until the chocolate has set.