Warm cherry & chocolate muffins with vanilla ice cream


50g butter, softened
50g light brown muscovado sugar
1 Waitrose Columbian Blacktail Free Range Medium Egg, beaten
100g plain flour
25g cocoa powder
1½ tsp baking powder
3 tbsp semi skimmed milk
50g Cooks’ Ingredients Dark Chocolate Chunks
50g Forest Feast Sour Cherries
Waitrose Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream, to serve


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6, and line a muffin tin with six muffin cases. Cream the butter in a small mixing bowl then beat in the muscovado sugar until the mixture is pale. Gradually beat in the egg a little at a time.

2. Sift in the flour, cocoa and baking powder and fold into the creamed ingredients with the milk to make a soft mixture. Stir in the chocolate chunks and cherries. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases. Bake for 15–20 minutes until risen and a skewer emerges clean from the centre of a muffin. Serve warm with scoops of vanilla ice cream.


  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes 35 minutes

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1619.208kJ
Fat 19.7g
Saturated Fat 12.2g
Carbohydrate 45.1g
Sugars 28.2g
Salt 0.7g

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This recipe was first published in Fri May 18 11:56:00 BST 2012.