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Juicy cherries and chocolate packed in one great muffin

Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 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 white granulated sugar (3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 50g butter, softened (1/4 cup)
  • 1 large egg plus 1 extra yolk
  • 250g sour cream (1 cup)
  • 160g 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 the parchment paper in squares, prepare a 12 cavity muffin tin and preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt, stirring with a whisk.
  3. 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 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the sour cream and mix for an additional minute.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a wooden spoon just until combined, being careful not to over-mix.
  6. Drain the cherries and check if all are pitted (don’t skip this step as there are usually a few that were missed!) and halve them.
  7. Dust the cherries with cornstarch and add them to the batter along with the chocolate chips.
  8. Press the parchment squares into the tin and fill with 2 tablespoons of batter.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Immediately sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and let cool completely.


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

Keywords: cherry chocolate chip muffins, muffins with cherries, chocolate and cherry muffins