Cherry muffins

Cherry muffins

These cherry muffins are the easy bake and sweet eat you’ve been looking for.

Our easy 5-step cherry muffins recipe gives you 12 gorgeous bakes in 40 minutes. And the good news? They even count towards one of your 5-a-day, making them a healthy treat the whole family can enjoy. We love how the cherry juice just slightly seeps into the light and fluffy sponge. Whilst the almond essence adds a nice nutty undertone. Eat as they are when cooled or serve slightly warm from the oven with a dollop of whipped crème fraîche.

If you can't get fresh cherries or they're a little expensive then try blueberries or raspberries instead.

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  • 175g baking liquid or melted margarine
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 300g self-raising flour, sieved
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 5 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp almond essence
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 250g fresh cherries, stoned and quartered
  • Icing sugar (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Place 12 muffin cases into a muffin tray.
  • Add all the ingredients except the cherries into a bowl, and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth.
  • Reserve some cherries for decoration and fold the remainder into the mixture.
  • Divide mixture evenly between the paper cases, and decorate the tops with remaining cherries.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, then leave to cool. Dust with icing sugar to serve.
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