Cherry choc muffins

Cherry choc muffins

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 25 mins


Makes 16
Expert baker Paul Hollywood takes this classic flavour combination and creates cute individual cakes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per muffin

  • kcal354
  • fat18g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars35g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.17g
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  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 185g caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs



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  • 250g plain flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • a splash of milk



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  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
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  • 425g can pitted Morello cherry, drained



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  1. In a mixer using the blade attachment, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix for 4 mins. Add the flour, baking powder and milk, and mix for a further 4 mins on slow, then mix in the chocolate.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut 16 squares of baking parchment big enough to act as cases for the holes of your muffin tins. Using a piping bag or a spoon, fill the muffin cases with the mixture. When all the cases are filled, share the cherries equally between the muffins, pushing them into the mixture as you go. Bake for 25 mins, then serve warm or cold.

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holly branstner's picture
holly branstner
12th Jan, 2018
Horrid waste of ingredients! As i was making this i was thinking surely not so much butter! Each muffin was sitting in a pool of grease, the muffins shot through with holes like an English muffin. I kept thinking there must be an erratum somewhere but no. I measured everything on a proper scale. Really miffed as a lot of great chocolate, organic butter etc, wasted.
NatCupcake's picture
22nd Aug, 2016
Made them and they were absolutely gorgeous, will do again for sure!
20th Sep, 2014
Made these today! Far too much butter. It came through the cases and made the muffins crispy throughout. It certainly doesn't need 25 minutes in the oven at 200oC either! The first burnt after 20mins. The second batch were in 15mins and were better but still oozed butter everywhere. Disappointing and wasteful.
15th Apr, 2013
I have been searching for ages to find Morello cherries without success and then found them in Lidl! So worth making a detour to find them!
31st Jan, 2013
Last time I baked cakes of any kind was with my Grandma about 20 years ago, if not more! This is the first time I have baked muffins, they were so easy to do and everyone loved them...Will be doing again, especially as I have a large jar of cherries to use up!
26th Oct, 2012
Tried these today but didn't have white chocolate so added 200g of caramel chocolate instead. Worked perfectly loved them. Will definitely make them again
7th Oct, 2012
These are lovely but I couldn't find the Morello cherries in a jar in our supermarket so just used a tin of black cherries and tooks the stones out. Must admit these tinned cherries did seem to lack something so next time I make them will use raspberries I think.
1st Oct, 2012
These are awesome. I made a batch for work colleagues and people kept coming back for more. Heavy on the butter but all the better for it. These should not be so good for this little effort!
2nd Apr, 2012
I did a super-size version of these muffins using a big american-style muffin tray. Obviously they take a lot longer to cook (and need a lower temperature) and I used half plain, half self-raising flour to help them to rise. The large ones also work really well with a strawberry and white choc mix.
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