Chocolate Cherry Muffins Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Muffins Recipe

Prep Time


Cook Time

20 minutes


Chocolate Cherry Muffins Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Muffins Recipe – These rich and chocolatey muffins would be perfect for Valentines Day. Chocolate Cherry Muffins Recipe. When adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix them in quickly, just enough to form a rough, lumpy batter. If the batter is overbeaten, the muffins will be tough.

Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.


  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries


  • 1 Preheat an oven to 325ºF. Grease a 6-well heart-shaped muffin baking pan.
  • 2 In a small heatproof bowl, combine the chocolate and butter. Set the bowl over but not touching simmering water in a small saucepan and melt the chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally, until smooth and blended. Let cool slightly.
  • 3 In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar and vanilla until light in color and doubled in volume. Whisk in the chocolate mixture and then the flour mixture just until combined. Stir in the dried cherries. Divide the batter evenly among the wells of the prepared pan and smooth the tops. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 20 minutes.
  • 4 Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan and set on the rack. Serve warm. Makes 6 muffins.


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