Baked goods Chocolate cherry muffins Makes approx. 12 Dough: 100 g mocha or bitter chocolate 100 g butter 3 eggs 80 g icing sugar 10 g instant cappuccino powder 100 g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder Filling: 200 g cream cheese, e.g. mascarpone 70 g icing sugar 1 egg 10 g plain flour 200 g jar of cherries, drained 12 muffin cases (7 cm C) Method: Use one of the following functions: Automatic / Baked goods / Muffins Duration: approx. 57 minutes If baking double the quantity, do not increase the duration. or: Fan plus Temperature: 150–170 °C Shelf level: 1 Duration: 40–50 minutes or: Conventional heat Temperature: 160–180 °C Shelf level: 2 Duration: 40–50 minutes + pre-heating 1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 3 minutes at 450 watts. 2. Beat the butter until creamy, stir in the eggs and sugar alternately, a little at a time. Fold in the cooled, melted chocolate, the cappuccino powder, the flour and the baking powder. 3. Blend together the mascarpone, icing sugar, egg and flour for the filling. Drain the cherries. 4. Spoon half the chocolate mixture into the bottom of the muffin cases, followed by half of the cherries and all of the mascarpone mixture. Then add the rest of the chocolate mixture and the cherries. Bake, then decorate with plain or milk chocolate cake covering if you wish. 50 Tip The mixture can be baked in a large cake tin instead of muffin cases. Double the quantity of fruit and increase the baking time to approx. 50 minutes. Apricots can be used instead of cherries.