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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Oh, my...Dark Cherry Mocha Muffins

I told you I was going try making a muffin inspired by Starbuck's Dark Cherry Mocha.

Well, I did and let me tell you it IS good. I mean, GOOD. Here's the warning- they are not sugar free, low-fat or anything. Well, I did use egg whites 'cause that's all I had in the frig. Other than that we're talking full calorie sinfully delish!

The Starbuck's Dark Cherry Mocha is around 400 calories and I'm sure these little babies are right up there. Ok, enough of the calorie talk....and on to the recipe:

Dark Cherry Mocha Muffins

2 cups flour

3/4-cup Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

2 eggs

1- 21 oz. can of cherry pie filling

½ cup espresso

6 tbsp canola oil

1 bag chocolate chips (oh, yah)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin tins or use paper liners 2- 12 muffin pans (may not make quite 24 but mine made over 12). Sift together all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Make a well and add beaten eggs, espresso, oil and cherries; stir until moistened; then add chocolate chips. Do not over stir or the cherries will pop. Spoon batter into muffin tins and bake around 20 minutes or until risen and firm with a bounce. Let cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Are you KIDDING me? My mouth is watering......why oh why must you live SO FAR AWAY?!?!?!?!?