About this recipe:Luscious cherry muffins made with fresh cherries and ground almond (hence bakewell muffins). Absolutely delicious, you wouldn't know they are gluten free, they have a tendancy to disappear out of the cake tin.
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:25min › Ready in:45min
Preheat the oven to 230 C / Gas 8. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin or line with paper cases.
In a large bowl cream the margarine and 200g sugar together. Gradually beat in the eggs and almond extract until pale and creamy.
In a separate bowl mix flour, ground almonds and baking powder together.
In the bowl containing the sugar and egg mixture, gradually beat in the flour mixture alternating with the milk. Toss the cherries in a little flour then add to the mixture. Divide equally into the prepared muffin tin or paper cases, filling only to half way to ensure a good rise. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with 2 teaspoons sugar.
Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 190 C / Gas 5 and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until risen, golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Then turn the heat off and leave the muffins in the oven for 5 minutes
Carefully remove from the oven and from the tin and leave to cool on wire rack. Sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy.
I want to thank the publisher of the Ultimate Blueberry Muffin recipe (on this site) for inspiring me with her recipe and hope she approves of my gluten free muffins.