Preheat the oven to 400F and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners so you have everything ready to go when the batter is mixed.
Stir together the flour, ¾ cups of the sugar, baking powder and salt until it is well mixed.
Stir in the oil, milk, and egg and mix well. If you have a few lumps it will be ok but you want to make sure the batter looks mostly uniform so the cherry muffins set up correctly.
Next, we will gently fold in the cherries and then scoop the batter into the cupcake liners we have ready. Fill the cupcakes liners about ⅔ of the way full.
Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of sugar on top of each muffin so that they come out with a sweet and kind of crunchy topping.
Bake for 20-24 minutes until golden brown or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.