Very Cherry Almond Muffins

Total Time:
32 min
Prep:
12 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
18 muffins
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • Muffins:
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves
Directions
  • In a medium bowl combine all topping ingredients except almonds. Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, combine ingredients to a course consistency. Once combined, fold in the almonds.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin tins with paper liners for 18 muffins.

  • In a large bowl using an electric mixer, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, extract and preserves. Batter will be somewhat lumpy.

  • Use an ice cream scoop to evenly fill each muffin pan with the batter. Sprinkle tops of muffins with 2 teaspoons of almond topping. Bake 17 to 21 minutes.


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