Choc-cherry muffins

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(30 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

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

  • 140g dried sour cherry
    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
    White chocolate squares, stacked

    White chocolate

    why-t chok-lit

    To purists, this is not chocolate because it is made only from the fat or butter of the cacao…

  • 100g bar dark chocolate, cut into chunks
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-lit

    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

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

    Egg

    egg

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

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

    Butter

    butt-err

    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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shaunhulme
14th Nov, 2012
3.05
Not sure what I did wrong but slight after taste of bicarbonate. Besides that good...
tara6027
29th Oct, 2012
5.05
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
28th Oct, 2012
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
13th Jul, 2012
Just made these muffins and they are delish. My husband has already eaten 3 and claim's they're now his favourite cakes.
susieone
9th Jul, 2012
5.05
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
4th Jun, 2012
4.05
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
1st May, 2012
5.05
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
10th Apr, 2012
5.05
Delicious and easy! Didn't have dried cherries so I used from can. Will be making them again for sure!!
andy_pere09
16th Feb, 2012
5.05
Very easy to make and the outcome is Fantastic.. !!! I tried it with strawberries and chocolate.... amazingly delicious and the kids love them.. !!
pinkfluffychic
8th Jan, 2012
5.05
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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