Cherry & Chocolate Muffins

I made these muffins last week and thought I really must try and make some more, they were pretty darn good! I usually stick to bananas, apricots or apples when adding fruit to muffins but I found the cherries were a great addition.. plump, juicy and delicious! If fresh are not around, pitted jar cherries will be just fine...

Chocolate cherry muffins - they're a little bit Black Foresty - just add cream and you're there!

Ingredients (makes 24):
115ml light flavoured vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk

450g self-raising flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
210g sugar
60g cocoa

1 1/2 cups pitted cherries or drained sour cherries from a 680g jar (Aldi in Aus has such a jar ;) )

Preheat oven to moderate 180c. In a medium bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together. In a seperate bowl, sift dry ingredients together. Gently add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing gently with a wooden spoon until just combined. Add the cherries and stir gently. Scoop the batter into greased muffin trays and bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and a skewer inserted into a centre muffin comes out clean. Best eaten while still warm!


  1. They really do look a bit black foresty! I'm sure these would go down a treat for afternoon tea!

  2. Anything even slightly black foresty needs further investigation I say.
    Yum Christine.

  3. Just the thing for afternoon tea, Celia..or a child's lunchbox!

    Absolutely, Brydie. I am quite partial to all things Black Foresty too... :)

  4. Spookily I had a slice of Black Forest Cake in London town at Paul Rhodes cafe/bakery last week, which I split with my nephew, he ate his half and then wondered if I was going to finish mine... so he finished it. Mm those look good Christine - if I make them I'll make sure to do it when he aint around...

  5. Yuuuuuummmmmmy. That looks so good, can you guess black forest cake is my favorite.


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