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Serves: Makes 12
  • 200g plain white flour
  • 1 tbspn baking powder
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract (or vanilla flavouring)
  • 140g cherries (stalks/ stones removed and halved)
  • 70g caster sugar
  • 200g dark chocolate (cut into small chunks)
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 100g butter (softened at room temperature)
  1. Heat the oven to gas mark 4/ 180C.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the sugar and butter and mix using an electric whisk. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix again until combined.
  3. Sift the flour into the mixing bowl and add the baking powder. Using a wooden spoon mix well until the whole mixture is well combined. Stir in the cherries and chocolate chunks.
  4. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with some paper cases. Fill the paper cases with the mix and then place in the oven for around 25 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
  5. Transfer to a rack to cool.
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