1/4 cunsweetened cocoa (I used Starbucks mocha powder
1 tbaking powder
1 tbaking soda
1 cwarm water
1/4 c vegetable oil
1 Tred wine vinegar
1 tvanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2/3 c cherry-filled dark chocolate chips
1/4 c chopped almonds
Preheat oven to 400F. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine water and next 4 ingredients (through egg) in a bowl, stirring well. Stir in all but 1/4 c chips. Add oil mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Place 12 muffin-cup liners in muffin cups, and coat liners with cooking spray. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining chips evenly over batter. Bake for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in pan on a wire rack.
I doubled the recipe and made a combination of regular and mini muffins. These freeze well. The muffin isn't overly sweet, allowing the cherry flavor to shine.