Fresh Cherry Muffins

Shockingly easy to make fresh cherry muffins

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Baking Time: 20 mins
Makes: 6 muffins

  • ½ cup self-raising flour + 2 tsp self-raising flour
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1-2 tsp brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 7-10 fresh red cherries
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tbsp milk

  1. Preheat your oven and line a muffin tin with 6 muffin cases.
  2. Add the flour and sugar to a mixing bowl. Mix with a spoon.
  3. Create a well in between and break an egg into it. Mix gently.
  4. Now add the oil, pinch of salt and vanilla essence, and whisk well till everything is combined. If the batter seems too dry, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of milk.
  5. Add the baking powder at the end and gently whisk the batter 1-2 times again. You do not have to whisk vigorously. Just whisk gently so that everything is combined well and the batter is smooth.
  6. Chop the cherries roughly and deseed them. Throw the chopped cherries into a bowl and add 2 teaspoons of self-raising flour to them. Mix gently to coat the cherries with the flour.
  7. Now gently tip the cherries into the batter and mix so that the cherries are evenly distributed.
  8. Use a spoon to scoop the batter into the muffin cases. Do not fill the muffin cases to the brim as the batter needs space to rise. I fill each case a little more than half.
  9. Sprinkle each muffin with a little bit of brown sugar. This step is optional.
  10. Place the muffin tin in the oven and bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees.
  11. Insert a toothpick at the end of 20 minutes to check if they are done. They should be!
  12. Cool for 10 minutes and bite into these fresh, juicy, yummy muffins.


  1. These looked delicious! I am no cook, but I was tempted to try them - and lo and behold, I made my first cupcakes :) Can't wait for your next recipe


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