Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcake

Wendy Rusch

By
@snooksk9

Someone asked if I have a chocolate covered cherry recipe...I didn't, so I created one for him. It turned out rather well I think...Of course the cupcake I choose to cut open for the photo has a mere one little cherry showing...trust me, they have a bunch...
In a perfect world I would have filled these with whipped cherry cream of some sorts and topped with a stemmed maraschino cherry, but run out of ingredients...lol So I put coconut in the batter before baking and sprinkled it on the tops as you can see. It is really yummy.
Enjoy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
makes 30-36
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/4 c
flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
vegtable oil
1 c
coconut milk
1/2 c
maraschino cherry juice
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
almond extract
1 c
sugar
2
eggs
1/2 c
maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
1/2 c
coconut, optional

Step-By-Step

1REMEMBER TO RESERVE THE LIQUID WHEN YOU DRAIN THE CHERRIES!!!
2Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in 36 cupcake holes...If you only have one cupcake pan...its ok to bake one pan at a time.
3Sift together flour, powder, soda and salt. Set aside.
4In a large mixing bowl mix together oil, milk and juice until it comes together. Then add vanilla nd almond extract. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Gradually mix in flour mixture, mixing well. Stir in cherries and coconut, if desired.
5Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Be careful not to overbake. When toothpick comes out almost clean, they are done...don't wait until completely clean toothpick.
6Remove from oven, let cool in pans 10 min, then remove to cooling racks to cool completely. When cooled, top with your favorite chocolate frosting or a ganache, or use my chocolate fudge recipe that is also posted on here...I'll put a link in the comment section for it. After you frost the cupcakes, sprinkle with a lil coconut and I would have also put a maraschino cherry on top as well, but ran out.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American