Cherry Chocolate-Sour Cream Muffins






Cherry Chocolate-Sour Cream Muffins

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pitted, halved dark sweet cherries
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 16 muffin cups with liners, or spray with cooking spray.

Directions:
In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk in sugar until combined.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg, oil, sour cream, milk and vanilla extract until well combined; stir in dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in cherries (I like to coat mine with a little flour and sugar) and chocolate chips until combined. Divide batter into muffin cups.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until cake springs back when gently touched in the center.

Makes 16 muffins

39 comments:

  1. i'm hopelessly in love just looking at them!

    i hear ya on the food convos. i talk to nick about it a lot and his eyes just glaze over in utter and complete boredom. i make him listen anyway ;) it's my payback for sunday football :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Those sound wicked good. My girlfriend has been buying cherries lately, I might just have to whip some of these up for her. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I too love to experiment with new flavors in recipes. I'm always experimenting.
    I know I would love these muffins. These are not boring by any means.

    ReplyDelete
  4. They look perfect - Im bookmarking these

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your posts are even fun to read when you're uninspired. I feel the same way, though; I think fruits are the most beautiful objects to photograph! This is like a truffle, but a muffin--I'm a fan of those chocolate covered cherries, big fan. I know I'd love these.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh, I understand. These look so moist and good!

    ReplyDelete
  7. oh darling sugar plumb! i love your posts. i'm so glad you share with us. i love that you invented these - and am VERY impressed with your oatmeal with peanut butter and banana. YUM.

    ReplyDelete
  8. yea, i agree, food is so inspiring, and i talk about it way tooo much. love the photos as usual!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I can COMPLETELY sympathize with what you are saying about loving to talk about food -- the taste, texture, beauty, etc. -- and people tuning you out. It is so frustrating sometimes when others don't become as excited as you over the sight of a perfectly, plump red tomato or cookies that came out of the oven cooked just right.
    Hopefully, we're sharing some of that joy with them, though.... ;-)

    P.S. I am eager to try out this recipe. It's like a baked cherry truffle...mmmm.

    ReplyDelete
  10. These look like a real treat! Perfect for any day of the year! I hear you about the "foodie talk"...not everyone gets it. But we do! So keep it up ms genius!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Those muffins look sensational, Em.

    ReplyDelete
  12. These look great! Chocolate and cherry are awesome together. Even if you don't think you are...I think you're a food genius. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. You ARE a genius. Get yourself to cooking school NOW and you'll have plenty of people to talk to.

    GREAT recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  14. You can always talk to me about food, i will listen. :-) hehe. I know the feeling though, sometimes people don't care how gorgeous the blood oranges are. How can they be so insensitive!?
    That cherry-chocolate combo looks seriously delicious. You're a genius! You really are!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Don't put yourself down - you are truly talented when it comes to food and very near genius in my opinion. These muffins look like they have great texture and are moist, but in a very very good way. I love the addition of sour cream. Please, keep it up! :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. You have a passion for food, plain and simple. It's THAT, that will propel you to where you want to be in life, remember that.

    Don't change.

    ReplyDelete
  17. My family and friends sounf like yours do when I talk about food. But its what I love and we shouldnt curb it for anyone. This is the 2nd post I have seeen with chocolate and cherries. Which I much prefer to strawberries and chocolate.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Shoot! I just put some chocolate muffins in the oven for breakfast before I came here. These look and sound super delicious.

    And don't worry, Em. Over here we're always happy to have you go on and on about food! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  19. OK, that plate is just to cute and matches the muffins perfectly. Can people not appreciate that??
    Sounds like you need to join a foodie forum like egullet. You can chat food to your hearts content.

    ReplyDelete
  20. these little muffins are so cute i'm so in love and wanna eat them all up. somehow i think they're really cute and bouncy. i'm weird! :) anyway, i get those uninspired days too. in fact, i'm having an uninspired week. gosh.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oooh, this is my kinda muffin -- the type that definitely is a close relative to cake!

    ReplyDelete
  22. delightful muffins, emily. here's hoping you find someone who appreciates food as much as you do. :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Ha I have the same problem I get excited with new recipes , when I find some unusual ingredient that I saw in blogs. Ha you would be my perfect pal :) These muffins are so nice and delicious. These would make my boyfriend fall in love with me again on Valentine :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Those muffins prove that you DO still have inspiration - never fear, dear Em!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Emily I love muffins and these look absolutely georgeous,!!!! Gloria

    ReplyDelete
  26. These sound genius to me. I think you're pretty awesome and a very smart foodie. I'd be your friend and be excited with you about tangerines! ;)Sometimes I'm all excited about something and tell my husband and he just doesn't get it, he even doesn't get it when he tastes some of my creations! But I guess I don't "get it" when he talks to me all excited about his saltwater fish tank junk!

    ReplyDelete
  27. ooh, i love chocolate and cherries :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi, I just stumbled across your blog from TasteSpotting on your oreo peanut butter rice krispie post and as soon as I saw your picture there I said, "No way!" to my husband. It was just incredibly ironic to me because we just watched you on the FoodNetwork Challenge a few hours ago. I just thought it was funny because of the timing. Anyway, we both thought you did an awesome job and your recipe's on the show looked awesome! Keep up your good work!

    ReplyDelete
  29. you are a genius! Cory glazes over like every time I talk to him. So most of the time I just stop!

    ReplyDelete
  30. These look wonderful! Saw you yesterday on FN (while working out, no less, watching you all make cheesy deliciousness) and all I could think was PLEASE somebody send this woman to culinary school! :-)

    So I tracked down your blog and am happily not disappointed in the least. Can't wait to make those muffins. I'll keep reading and crossing my fingers for you -- wish I was some kind of millionaire instead of a poor 20-something, 'cause I'd send you to the CIA myself. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Those muffins look great can't wait to try.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I talk about food 24/7. I think my boyfriend wants to never hear about food. I am even worse because I go on rants about food politics. These look amazing. Keep up the food chat.

    ReplyDelete
  33. What a fab colour these have come out - you can see the chocolate and cherry colours merging into something truly yum.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Yummy!! Sour cream makes everything better! And I also like sage when it is just lovingly sprinkled on top of a dish. :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Emily, some days are just like that, don't worry. It's part of the package. :D

    As for talking about food a lot, I think that is amazing - there are several people I know that can't even boil water and read my blog regularly. They are interested in reading about food even though they have never cooked anything.

    These muffins look amazing and so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I made these for a coworker and everyone loved them!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Just pulled a batch of these out of the oven - they smell amazing! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

    ReplyDelete

Sup?