Chocolate covered cherry cupcakes

Elizabeth Lancaster


Yum, yum, yum, I know it's swimsuit season, but OH MY GOODNESS!!! These are soooo amazingly yummy!!! I just had to share :) Hope you enjoy em :)

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4 Hr


20 Min





2 c
cups all-purpose unbleached flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
3/4 tsp
teaspoon baking powder
3/4 tsp
12 Tbsp
unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 c
plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 c
nonalkalized cocoa powder (not dutch-processed)
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
3 large
eggs at room temperature
1 1/4 c
1/4 c


3 c
confectioners' sugar
1 c
butter, room temperature
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 Tbsp
milk or whipping cream


1 jar(s)
maraschino cherries (drained)
1 jar(s)
chocolate sprinkles

Directions Step-By-Step

To make the cake:

Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.

line the bottoms of muffin pans with muffin paper liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a standing mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter at medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Increase the speed to medium-high and slowly add the sugar. Continue beating until light and smooth, about 4 minutes. Turn the mixer off and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add the cocoa powder and vanilla and beat at medium speed for 1 minute more. (Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl again, if needed.) With the mixer running at medium-low speed, add the eggs, one at a time, beating for 1 minute between each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Add water and milk in a saucepan and bring just to a boil. Remove from the heat. and set aside.

With the mixer at low speed, add the flour mixture, about a 1/4 cup at a time. Carefully pour the hot liquid into the batter. Remove the bowl from the mixer and, using a spatula, finish combining the batter until smooth. Lightly drop into muffin liners. in muffin pans.

**Insert 1 cherry into the center of each cupcake**
Bake for 15-18 min at *350.

Remove and let cool before decorating.
In a standing mixer, using the whisk, mix together sugar and butter(room temp) . Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
Pipe frosting ontop of cooled cupcakes, and add Chocolate sprinkles and a cherry on top :)

Enjoy!!!!! :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #Fun, #birthday