Cake Mix Muffins – Cherry Almond Chocolate Muffins

Cake mix muffins are one of my favorite ways to make muffins. Since I usually have cake mix in my pantry, it’s just more convenient.

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Cakes are higher in sugar and liquids and lower in fat so cake mix muffins will have a much lighter, fluffier texture than the traditional muffin batter. Muffins are denser than a cupcake.

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If you’ve never tried muffins using cake mix before these Cherry Almond Chocolate Muffins are worth the try…

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  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ C milk
  • ⅓ C canola oil
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • ¼ C chopped almonds
  • 2 C. fresh cherries

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  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Pit, destem and chop cherries (using a cherry pitterir?source=bk&t=pmoneysense 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=8b0416e4de12afcd3752b3ee0e1357a3& cb=1538057563059 cake mix muffins makes this easier).
  3. Using a KitchenAid mixerir?source=bk&t=pmoneysense 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ffb30ab2b6ffdcac9d79dddfbad259d7& cb=1538057581189 cake mix muffins or electric hand mixerir?source=bk&t=pmoneysense 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=fba50f2f36e39da2bfe27ec3549713ad& cb=1538057599308 cake mix muffins, combine the first 3 ingredients.
  4. Add the next 4 ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Fold in the last 2 ingredients.
  6. Scoop into muffin tinsir?source=bk&t=pmoneysense 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=f10ad78e5963c9bba96869ded7c229e4& cb=1538057624600 cake mix muffins lined with paper cupcake linersir?source=bk&t=pmoneysense 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=cdac7d24276e59c928613c00bba65e8b& cb=1538057645816 cake mix muffins, filling about ¾ full.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Optional: Top with chocolate glaze, a ½ cherry and chopped almonds.

Note: Bake the muffins at the same temperature called for in the cake recipe, but reduce the baking time by one-third to one-half.

cake mix muffins

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cake mix muffins

cake mix muffins

cake mix muffins

cake mix muffins

Chocolate Glaze:


  • ½ C Powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ – 1 tsp milk


  1. Whiskir?source=bk&t=pmoneysense 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=06928f485c6fcde65a0e66b02687c786& cb=1538057685944 cake mix muffins together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder.
  2. Slowly drizzle in milk, ¼ tsp at a time, stirring constantly until it becomes liquidy but not too thin.
  3. Dip cooled muffins into the glaze.

Makes about 18 muffins.

cake mix muffins

cake mix muffins

cake mix muffins I’m a huge fan of cherries, whether just eating them fresh or using them in recipes. Some of my favorite cherry recipes are these Cherry Bomb Chocolate Covered Cherries and these Proscuitto Cherry Bites.

These cake mix muffins are great for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack. And they will satisfy chocolate lovers, too. In fact, you can omit the cherries and substitute another fruit of your choice or leave the cherries out altogether and make just chocolate muffins.

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