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Maraschino cherry muffins with a cherry glaze.

Maraschino Cherry muffins

Moist and sweet cherry muffins baked to perfection and topped with a cherry vanilla glaze.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 31 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 muffins
Calories 210 kcal


  • Electric mixer
  • Muffin tins
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • spatula
  • Non-stick spray


Cherry muffins

  • 2 cups all purpose flour plus 2 tablespoon for chopped up cherries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 oz maraschino cherries
  • ½ cup cherry juice divided
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Cherry Vanilla glaze

  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cherry juice


Cherry Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray two muffins tins with non stick spray and set aside. Remove cherries from the jar, take off stems, and chop up into pieces. Sprinkle them with flour and put in bowl. Split up the cherry juice (some for muffins and some for glaze) and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the 2 cups of flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another medium sized mixing bowl, combine the eggs, oil, cherry juice, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix on medium until just combined. Fold in cherries. Transfer batter (very thick) to prepared muffins tins and fill about ⅔ full. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cherry Vanilla glaze

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the confectioner's sugar, vanilla, and cherry juice until you have reached your desired consistency for glaze. Dip the tops of each cooled muffin and serve!


Serving: 16muffinsCalories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 42IUCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Muffins, Cherry dessert, maraschino cherries, cherry glaze, breakfast
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