Cherry Ricotta Muffins #BreadBakers

This post was just lying in drafts for more than a year,  had forgotten about it, till the theme was decided for this month's event.  These were made for one of my friend's son birthday party and all the guest loved these muffins.  They loved the cherry , it gives a unique taste to the  muffins. I made three batches of these muffins.

Sending these to Bread Bakers event- theme - stone fruit , Host blog: The Schizo Chef, thank you dear for hosting this event.

Recipe Source- Joy of Baking

Makes 12  muffins 
1 Cup Ricotta cheese
2  Eggs
1 Cup Buttermilk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla essence
1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
4 Tablespoons Butter -  melted and cooled
2 Cups All Purpose flour
3/4 Cup Sugar
1.1/2 Teaspoons Baking powder
1/8 Teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt - Since I used salted butter did  not add
1 Tablespoon Lemon zest
1.1/2 Cup Fresh Cherries -  pitted and sliced


Melt the butter in a pan and keep aside to cool.
In a bowl, whisk the ricotta cheese and then add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the buttermilk, vanilla essence, lemon juice and  melted butter, mixing well.  Keep aside.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and lemon zest. Add the ricotta mixture to the flour. Mix it just until combined and then fold in the chopped cherries. Do not over mix this mixture or use the electric whisk,  else the muffins will be tough when baked.

Divide the batter in the muffin cups using  an ice cream scoop.

Place in the oven and bake in a p
reheat oven at 180 degrees for about 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Labels : Cakes, Bread Bakers, Cherry, Ricotta

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  1. I bet the ricotta makes these muffins nice and moist.

  2. How handy to have a post all ready! Your cherries are beautiful!

  3. Love when we get a theme that allows us to post drafts sitting in the wings.

  4. I've made blueberry ricotta never cherry so these are a must try!

  5. These muffins look lovely! And I love the addition of the ricotta cheese with the cherries!

  6. I can see why you baked three batches-- these would please a crowd for sure!

  7. super soft and moist muffins :)

  8. Ah you too have magic folder ready with drafts. Looks scrumptious!

  9. Your ricotta and cherry muffins look so gorgeous. I am sure they tasted just as great!

  10. I love using cherries in baking, these look great.

  11. Yum, yumm -- so moist and delicious looking muffins.

  12. I love using ricotta in muffins - it gives them an awesome texture and rich flavor - these must have been great