Juicy cherries and chocolate packed in one great muffin

Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


A fluffy and moist muffin filled with juicy cherries and chocolate chips



  • 240g flour (2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 180g brown sugar (1 cup)
  • 50g butter, softened (1/4 cup)
  • 1 large egg plus 1 extra yolk
  • 250 sour cream (1 cup)
  • 350g pitted cherries (fresh or canned)
  • 20g cornstarch (1/4 cup)
  • 175g semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • a handful of semi-sweet mini chocolate chips for garnishing


  1. Cut parchment paper in squares and prepare a 12 cavity muffin tin
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°F
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt, stirring with a whisk
  4. In a separate bowl mix sugar and butter together, then add in the egg and yolk and cream together with an electric hand mixer for 2min
  5. Add in the sour cream and mix for an additional minute
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until combined, being careful not to over-mix
  7. Drain the cherries and check if all are pitted (don’t skip this step as there are usually a few that were missed!)
  8. Dust the cherries with cornstarch and add them to the batter along with the chocolate chips
  9. Press the parchment squares into the tin and fill with 2 tablespoons of batter
  10. Bake for 30-35min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  11. Immediately sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and let cool completely


Store the muffins in an airtight container for up to 4 days, or freeze them for up to 3 months.

Keywords: muffins, cherry, chocolate, bakery style