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Triple Chocolate and Cherry Muffins

Triple Chocolate and Cherry Muffins

2 1/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 1/4 Cups White Sugar
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Milk
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs, Beaten
1 Teaspoon Orange Extract
1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
1 1/2 Cups California Fresh Dark Sweet Cherries, pitted and chopped
½ Cup Miniature Semisweet Chocolate Chips
½ Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees

1. Grease 12 jumbo (3 1/2-inch) muffin cups or line with paper baking cups.
2. Stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate large bowl, and make a well in the center; set aside.
3. Whisk together the sour cream, milk, vegetable oil, eggs, orange extract and lemon zest in a bowl until evenly blended.
4. Pour the sour cream mixture into the well, stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
5. Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling half full.
6. Bake until a toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.