Cherry Muffins Recipe

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Monica Published: November 24, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Cherry Muffins

These cherry muffins are not only tasty, they’re very pretty too. Maraschino cherries inside, cherry glaze, and a whole cherry on top. Need we say more?

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 14 minutes
Total: 24 minutes



For Muffins:

  • ¾cupsugar
  • ½cupmilk
  • ½cupvegetable oil
  • 1egg
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • 16ozmaraschino cherriesjar, chopped, reserve juice for later use
  • 2tbspcherry juicereserved
  • Cooking spray
  • 12wholemaraschino cherries

For Glaze:

  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • 1tbspbuttermelted
  • tbspcherry juicereserved


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Place the sugar, milk, vegetable oil, egg and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.

  3. Add the flour and baking powder, then stir until just combined.

  4. Add the cherries and cherry juice to the bowl, then stir gently until well-mixed.

  5. Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin tins.

  6. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are just browned. Cool the muffins completely before adding the glaze.


  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, butter and cherry juice until smooth. If you’d like a thinner glaze, add more cherry juice, 1 teaspoon at a time.

  2. If you prefer a thicker glaze, add more powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.

  3. Spoon 2 teaspoons of glaze over each muffin then immediately top each muffin with a cherry. Let the glaze harden, then serve.


  • Calories: 352.55kcal
  • Fat: 12.50g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.65g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.07g
  • Fiber: 1.94g
  • Sugar: 40.12g
  • Protein: 3.03g
  • Cholesterol: 16.89mg
  • Sodium: 73.93mg
  • Calcium: 97.06mg
  • Potassium: 52.44mg
  • Iron: 1.32mg
  • Vitamin A: 19.36µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.21mg
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