Mini Cherry Muffins

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Nov. 09, 2023
These pretty muffins are perfect for Christmas morning. Make them the night before and keep them on the counter in an airtight container. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup red candied cherries, chopped


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, yogurt and extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in cherries.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Mini Cherry Muffins Tips

How do you store Mini Cherry Muffins?

Like other muffin recipes, you can store these cherry muffins for up to three days in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also freeze muffins to keep them for longer.

Can you use different types of cherries for this recipe?

Yes, you can use other types of cherries for this recipe. Here are a few other ways to cook with cherries, too.

How can you make an easy glaze to drizzle on top of these mini cherry muffins?

We recommend brown sugar or chocolate glaze for this recipe.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin: 111 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.