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
    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



    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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4th Nov, 2011
quick and easy and delicious. i make a batch, freeze most of them - and then take one out each day for breakfast. lovely.
22nd Jul, 2011
looked loads better this time and tastes chuffing nice as well :)
21st Jul, 2011
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 :)
4th Mar, 2011
These were really good definately be keeping this recipe
30th Jan, 2011
Really tasty and easy! Used freeze dried sour cherries rehydrated in apple juice, came out light with lovely juicy sweet/ sharp pockets.
21st Dec, 2010
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 !!
12th Dec, 2010
Easy to make, very moist and delicious. Not too sweet.
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4th Dec, 2010
Used all dark choc & cranberries and made into a loaf in a 2lb tin - delicious!!
16th Nov, 2010
They where pretty easy to make, although next time I would add abit more sugar as where not sweet enough!..
26th Sep, 2010
They are so easy to make and delicious to eat. The texture is fluffy. I will try it iwth different dried fruits.


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