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!


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
REMEMBER TO RESERVE THE LIQUID WHEN YOU DRAIN THE CHERRIES!!!
2
Preheat 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.
3
Sift together flour, powder, soda and salt. Set aside.
4
In 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.
5
Fill 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.
6
Remove 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