Easter muffins

Prep: 15 mins - 25 mins Cook: 20 mins

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Makes 9
A treat for the kids

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per muffin

  • kcal313
  • fat14g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.27g
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  • 100g butter, softened



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

  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten



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

  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 5 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 100g red glacé cherries, cut into quarters

To decorate

  • 85g seedless raspberry jam



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • 50g red glacé cherries, cut into quarters
  • 2 tbsp toasted desiccated coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4/fan oven 160C and line a large muffin tray with 9 muffin cases. Tip the butter and sugar into a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until paler in colour, light and fluffy. Pour in the eggs and beat until the mixture is light and creamy. Use a wooden spoon to beat in the flour, milk, vanilla and coconut until you have a soft dropping consistency. Stir in the cherries.

  2. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes until risen and golden. Lift the muffins out of the tray and sit them on a wire rack to cool slightly.

  3. To decorate, tip the jam into a small saucepan and gently warm, stirring, until melted and smooth. Generously brush the tops of the warm cakes with the jam, stick the quartered cherries on top and sprinkle with the toasted coconut. Serve on the day of making.

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Comments (4)

Mary_Berry's picture

Really nice easy recipe that produces delicious muffins. I doubled the ingredients and got 15 muffins out of it - it makes sense because you can freeze any extra you won't eat right away. They can dry out a little so some jam or icing on the top helps even that out.

kskirvi's picture

These were lovely and were a big hit with everyone at easter.

donnadrew's picture

Old fashioned fruit buns - I omitted the coconut & added 50g chopped walnuts to a mixture of 100g dried fruit. No topping necessary - hubby loves them! Makes 12 - 16 small buns. Yum!

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Mary_Berry's picture

Replace the desiccated coconut in the muffin mix for some ground almonds. I added some flaked almonds too, which really brought out the cherry flavours in the the muffins.