Recipe Cherry

Cherry Muffins

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Learn how to make these cherry muffins with the best jerte picota cherries available. Expect a soft, moist center that will leave you coming for doubles.



  • 250g (8oz) plain flour, sifted
  • 10ml (2 tsp) baking powder, sifted
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) salt
  • 100g (3oz) butter
  • 100g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 125ml (½ cup) milk
  • 300g (10oz) Picota cherries, washed, pitted and halved
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) flaked almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/390°F/gas 6.
  2. Line a muffin tray with paper muffin cases. Alternatively, grease the muffins tin.
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  4. With the help of a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  5. Add the vanilla and egg until well incorporated with the butter mixture.
  6. Add the flour mixture slowly to the wet ingredients, alternating with splashes of milk, until everything is incorporated and smooth.
  7. Fold in the cherries.
  8. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin tin holes and sprinkle almonds on top of each one.
  9. Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown and cooked through.
  10. Wait for them to cool down a little and enjoy with lashes of butter!


  • The number of muffins yielded from this recipe depends on the size of the muffin tin. Of course, the bigger they are the longer the cooking time.
  • You can check whether a muffin is cooked through by inserting a toothpick in the centre of the muffin. The toothpick should come out clean with only a couple of crumbs clinging to the sides. If the toothpick has batter sticking to it, the muffins are not done. Return muffins to the oven and allow to cook for a couple more minutes.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 212
  • Sugar: 11.9 g
  • Sodium: 119 mg
  • Fat: 9.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 46 mg