Black Forest Muffins are a take on the always-loved black forest cake! These are simple to make and the perfect dessert or lunchbox option!
Last week, I made black forest muffins and though I have many recipes to be posted here and some reviews too, I knew this had to be done the first. These black forest muffins came out deliciously yummy. I think the combination of cherries and dark chocolate is a match made in heaven and nothing can ever go wrong when you combine them. I made this for a ‘boys only trip; the hubby was going to and everyone on the trip loved it! Ojas put up a fight with N saying These are yum muffins and you can’t take them. These are mine 🙂 All this certainly makes the effort worth it. These are not difficult to make at all. Isn’t that picture droolworthy? And these black forest muffins are very light and spongy and totally sinful!
I was reading up about the black forest cakes and apparently, the name comes from the Black Forest area in Germany. The black forest cake resembles the costumes of the women in the Black Forest villages, the dress which is black as chocolate chips, the blouse as white as cream and the Bollenhut hat consists of a white base with red pompoms which signify the cherries. Now, obviously this may not be a true story, but I loved reading about it, because who doesn’t love reading fun history facts 🙂
And then, there is a controversy on who actually invented this cake. Several people lay claim on it, including Josef Keller, who claims to have invented it to its present form. Honestly, whoever invented it, thank you very much for that, because this is one dessert which very few can resist!
Talking about muffins, have you tried these super healthy apple carrot and walnut muffins? They are a perfect lunchbox option.
Recipe : Black Forest Muffins (adapted from The Muffin Bible)
Makes about 18 medium sized muffins.
Black Forest Muffins
- 2 eggs
- 150 gm dark chocolate
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup butter softened
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsps baking powder
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 cup cherries tinned
- Bring the water to boil and melt the chopped dark chocolate in it.
- Mix this with the rest of the ingredients apart from cherries till just mixed.
- Fold in cherries.
- Pour in muffins lined with paper cups or greased and dusted.
- Bake in a pre heated oven at 180C for about 20 minutes till the skewer comes out clean.