Cherry Chocolate Muffins

Cherry Chocolate Muffins are my new favorite breakfast. I love the chocolate and cherry combination of these. They are so tasty and full of amazing flavor. They are also moist and keep well. If you are a chocolate lover, than these muffins are for you. They practically taste like a chocolate cupcake.

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Sometimes I try to justify eating chocolate for breakfast. These Cherry Chocolate Muffins do have some fruit in them (thank heavens), so you can feel a little less guilty about eating a few for breakfast.

They are sure to please your breakfast guests (and your family too).

I will even make these for snacks, breakfast, side dishes, and dessert. They go with just about everything, and are a hit every time.

When I make them for breakfast, I love to serve them with our Homemade Apple Cider.

These Cherry Chocolate Muffins only take a few minutes to throw together, and taste delicious. You need to try these.

how to make cherry chocolate muffins:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Mix dry cake mix (don’t follow directions on the box), baking powder, flour, milk, oil, and eggs together thoroughly.

Step 3: Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips (reserving a few to sprinkle on top).

Step 4: Pour the batter into lined muffin cups, filling about 2/3 full, and bake for 15-20 minutes.

If you don’t have liners, you could also just spray you muffin tin, with non-stick cooking spray, and they should

Makes 16-18 muffins.

What cherries could I use for this recipe?

I don’t know if I’m very familiar with my cherries all that well, but I will recommend a few that I have become familiar with, and have preferred using when I make my Cherry Chocolate

-Dried Cherries are a great alternative for this recipe. They will be a little more chewy in your muffins, but work just as great.

-Dark Sweet Frozen Cherries would also work. We recommend thawing them before putting them in your muffins, or else they will make your muffins soggy.

-Fresh Dark Sweet Cherries. These are my personal favorite to use with these muffins. They are so sweet and delicious. You are going to love them with your chocolate muffins.

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Serves: 16-18 muffins

Cherry Chocolate Muffins

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
  • 1-2 cups fresh (or frozen) dark sweet cherries, pitted and chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  
  2. Mix dry cake mix (don't follow directions on the box), baking powder, flour, milk, oil, and eggs together thoroughly.  
  3. Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips (reserving a few to sprinkle on top).  
  4. Pour into lined muffin cups, filling about 2/3 full, and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Makes 16-18 muffins.
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Recipe adapted from our Cake Mix Blueberry Muffins

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