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Recipe Category: Muffins » Cakes

Choc Cherry Devil’s Food Muffins

The darkness of chocolate is balanced by the sweet fruitiness of juicy cherries in these moreish muffins.

Makes: 24
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • 375g butter, cubed
  • 450g dark brown sugar
  • 75g Dutch cocoa powder
  • 180ml boiling water
  • 360g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 230g sour cream
  • 400g drained dark sweet cherries
  • 500ml cream
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 150g dark chocolate shavings

Combine butter, brown sugar, cocoa and boiling water in a saucepan and heat, stirring until melted and combined. Allow to cool slightly. Sift flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and whisk in eggs, vanilla essence, sour cream and chocolate mixture. Spoon into 24 buttered muffin pans. Reserve 100g cherries for garnish and divide the rest among the muffins, pressing them in gently. Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes until cooked when tested. Remove onto a wire rack to cool. Beat cream with caster sugar and extra vanilla essence until soft peaks form. Garnish muffins with a dollop f whipped cream, chocolate shavings and reserved cherries.

Recipe Type: Baking

Author: Naomi Crisante
Stylist: Naomi Crisante
Photographer: Louis Petruccelli
Date Created: 03/04/2018

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