275g flour

75g cocoa

2 and a half tsp baking powder

250g sugar

2 eggs

300ml buttermilk

55g melted butter

60ml veg oil

Tsp vanilla

75g chopped milk choc

40g roughly chopped hazelnuts

25g sultanas

15g dried cherries


Topping – 250g milk choc

250ml cream

15g butter

Tsp vanilla



  1. Sift all the dry ingredients together
  2. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, butter, buttermilk, vanilla and oil for 5mins
  3. Add the wet to dry
  4. Fold in the fruit, nuts n choc
  5. Spoon into 12 large muffin cases
  6. Bake at 180c for 18-20mins
  7. Topping – put the butter and choc in a bowl
  8. Bring the cream and vanilla to just below boil
  9. Pour onto the choc. Mix til smooth and glossy. Cool a little then spoon onto each muffin. Garnish with more chopped fruit and nuts

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