Choc-cherry muffins

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(29 ratings)

Ready in 30-40 minutes

Easy

Makes 12

If you’ve got a spare half-an-hour, whip up these easy muffins and freeze them for when you need them

Nutrition and extra info

  • Defrosts in 2 hrs reheats in 5-8 mins

Nutrition: per muffin

  • kcal386
  • fat13g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.73g
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Ingredients

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 140g dried sour cherry

    Cherry

    che-ree

    One of the delights of the summer, cherries are much loved for their succulent texture, flavour…

  • 100g bar white chocolate, cut into chunks
  • 100g bar dark chocolate, cut into chunks
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 2 egg, beaten

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 150ml pot natural yogurt
  • 100g butter, melted

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with some paper cases. Sift the flour, and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl, then stir in the cherries, chocolate and sugar. Add the beaten eggs, yogurt and then the butter and stir to combine. It doesn’t matter if the mixture looks a bit lumpy, it’s more important not to overmix or the muffins will turn out tough.

  2. Fill the paper cases and bake for 20-25 mins until risen and golden brown. Transfer to a rack to cool. They are especially delicious eaten slightly warm.

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Comments (41)

itchingonaphoto's picture

one of the best muffins i have ever baked! soft, tasty, not too sweet and scrummy. a must do again!

also made some slight subs like 50 gr milk choc + 50 gr white and used cranberries instead of cherries and only used 1/2 tsp of bic. soda and 90 gr greek yog + 60 gr milk = 14 pretty big muffins with only 250 calories each! AMAZING TOTALLY IN LOVE!

same965's picture

Very delicious. I didn't used white choc and I replaced dried cherry with frozen ones.

Floral_One's picture

Upgrading my rating to 5 stars - this recipe is just SO quick & easy :)

Floral_One's picture

I'm a bit undecided about this recipe - on the one hand it was genuinely super easy to make, very quick, and very easy to adapt to the ingredients that you actually have in your store cupboard. On the other hand, as mentioned by another reviewer, I found they did have a slight taste of bicarb of soda... perhaps I added too rounded a tspoon worth? I will certainly try the recipe again, using less bicarb, but for the moment I'm not totally convinced.

- Have just made this recipe again, with a level tspoon of bicarb it tasted much better. As another person suggested, I added 240g of mashed bananas with the other wet ingredients, and 100g choc chips to the dry ingredients. They taste great!! Like choc chip banana bread :) Next thing to try... blueberries!

Debbie Cook's picture

I'd never been able to make muffins very successfully until I found this recipe. Love it! I substituted the cherries for nuts (walnuts/pecans) and they worked well too.

k-k-see's picture
5

Quick and easy to make. Used dried cranberries, 150g white & milk choc and replaced some of the flour with ground almonds and ground flaxseeds. Light and tasty, not too sweet. Will definitely make again!

k-k-see's picture
5

Made them this morning using dried cranberries, white and milk choc and replacing some of the flour with ground almonds and ground flaxseeds. Turned out lovely after 20 mins in the oven. Will definitely make again!!!

netsrik's picture
5

Absolutely delicious muffins! 10 out of 10!

Jason Spiteri Attard's picture

super super muffins :) I did not use the cherries.....just put some walnuts on top :)

kathy535's picture
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Delicious, they disappeared in moments. Next time though I would cut the chocolate into very small pieces (smaller than the half square I did this time) so as not to get all my chocolate in one bite!

shaunhulme's picture
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Not sure what I did wrong but slight after taste of bicarbonate. Besides that good...

tara6027's picture
5

Made these for the adults at my little boy's birthday party. They were very easy to make and delicious. They went down really well and will definitely be making them again.

scaramouche28's picture

Amazing recipe!! Despite not having a muffin tray and them looking a rather interesting shape, they taste absolutely divine. Definitely worth buying good quality chocolate for. I used a mixture of dried cherries, dried cranberries and raisins... delicious!!!

shaz_r's picture

Just made these muffins and they are delish. My husband has already eaten 3 and claim's they're now his favourite cakes.

susieone's picture
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I made this to the recipe. It was a delight to have something that wasn't too sweet. The result was you could taste the white chocolate, the dark chocolate and the sour cherries separately. A wonderful contrast. I will make this again, and will try other dried fruits such as cranberries, as another reviewer suggests. But the sharpness of the sour cherries as opposed to the sweetness of the chocolate will be hard to beat.

thekitkatshuffler's picture
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I've never made muffins before, nor am I much of a baker at all, aside from rare forays into bread & butter pudding or cookies. With my novice credentials stated I can say with some authority that this is a very easy recipe and on my first go produced delicious results.

The only problem I had was that they didn't rise very well and looked more like cupcakes by the end. They did have that distinct muffin texture though and I'll be doing some more tomorrow so might adjust the amount of bicarb to see if I get better results.

nickernoo's picture
5

Great recipe, you can add whatever ingredients you like. I also added half a teaspoon of baking powder and 25g extra sugar. I only had golden caster sugar so I blended it do make it finer. Lovely and fluffy. Didn't use cherries either as used what I had, raisins.

andriaph's picture
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Delicious and easy! Didn't have dried cherries so I used from can. Will be making them again for sure!!

andy_pere09's picture
5

Very easy to make and the outcome is Fantastic.. !!! I tried it with strawberries and chocolate.... amazingly delicious and the kids love them.. !!

pinkfluffychic's picture
5

First time I have ever made muffins and they were delicious.
So easy to make and cook that I will be making them all the time!

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Questions (1)

Floral_One's picture

For those of you who have substituted fruit - do you think that frozen blueberries or raspberries would work (i.e. straight from the freezer) or would I need to defrost them first? Whilst I can see defrosting would help the cooking temp, it also makes berries go pretty mushy (and more importantly means that I would need to remember to do this ahead of time). Do you think I can get away just using frozen? Thanks :)

Ok - have now tried using frozen blueberries. I substituted the chocolate and cherries for blueberries, and stirred them in with the dry ingredients, before adding the butter/yoghurt etc. This was a mistake as the mix took on a v. hallowe'en style blue hue! Next time I'll add the blueberries at the last minute - after all other ingredients. Cooking wise it took an extra 5 mins, but the taste at the end was great. Esp. with lemon icing on top :) (literally just icing sugar mixed with lemon juice).

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