Choc-cherry muffins

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(30 ratings)

Ready in 30-40 minutes


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



    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



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

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



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


  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)

wallner's picture

quick and easy and delicious. i make a batch, freeze most of them - and then take one out each day for breakfast. lovely.

lurvlyloz's picture

looked loads better this time and tastes chuffing nice as well :)

lurvlyloz's picture

so I'm not going to rate them this time because i am making a second batch tonight. although they tasted lovely, i only had a shallow tray (i'e Yorkshire pudding tray) and popped my muffin cases in there. they all rose...and then spread so i have muffins that look like they have been sat on. today i have bought a muffin tray (1.2 price in the orange supermarket) so will have another bash tonight. i used blue berries in mine though :)

devine22's picture

These were really good definately be keeping this recipe

abib-t's picture

Really tasty and easy! Used freeze dried sour cherries rehydrated in apple juice, came out light with lovely juicy sweet/ sharp pockets.

gypsygirl's picture

this is a fab recipe kids and i loved them. i didnt have the cherries so substituted them with raisins and added a tbsp of cocoa powder and served with some chocolate custard. delicious for the chocolate lover !!

rvreeds's picture

Easy to make, very moist and delicious. Not too sweet.

sw77's picture

Used all dark choc & cranberries and made into a loaf in a 2lb tin - delicious!!

dublin2011's picture

They where pretty easy to make, although next time I would add abit more sugar as where not sweet enough!..

ladybugg's picture

They are so easy to make and delicious to eat. The texture is fluffy. I will try it iwth different dried fruits.

lucylou77's picture

This was delish!!! I cooked it the first time with cranberrys as the supermarket didn't have the cherries. They didn't last very long!
I've cooked them again this morning but cooked with 3 mashed bananas and 100g choc chips.....a taste sensation!!!
Really easy muffin recipie and i've proved that it can be done with different ingredients!

zetallgerman's picture

Made these for Easter with rasberries instead of cherries. Also made a James Martin frosting (300g tub Philadelphia cheese full fat, 85g butter and 100g icing sugar) and decorated them with some mini eggs of different colours. Really yummy and moist!

shelleybobbins's picture

I just made this with rice bran oil instead of the butter as its better for cholesterol and its worked really well , made 6 regular size muffins and 12 smaller kid size ones so will be freezing some for lunch boxes!! Also had a go substituting fresh blueberries for the cherries and they were delicious!!

kellyw1982's picture

Nice simple and enjoyable to make recipe. Good combination of ingredients. Enjoyed making these sweet muffins that we loved by me and the rest of my family, definatly a recipe i would pass on and make again.

meals1987's picture

Wonderful and light :)

dsimmons's picture

These muffins are absolutely amazing YUM YUM!! I will definitely make them again and again!

ghensler's picture

My friend Gayns made these for me and they are definitely the best muffins i have ever eaten. Will have to try and make them myself now! thanks and delicious! xx

ovalworldgemma's picture

Had no sour cherries so i used dried cranberrys.... delicious!!
Cant wait to try raspberry & white chocolate ones with the same easy fab recipe.

wippypippy's picture

best muffin recipe ever- yummy and moist bursting with flavour
The sour cherries cut through the richness of the white and dark chocolate. Used green & blacks chocolate- well worth using good ingredients

chrissib's picture

Please could you add an option to make it easy to search for recipes that can be frozen. For example after Christmas we were fed up with leftovers and I wanted to find a range of recipes I could freeze but couldn't find a way of identifying which were freezable without checking each in turn.


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