Black Forest Mud cupcakes by Noreen

Nor M.

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@Adashofloverecipes

i created these cup cakes from bits and pieces of 3 different recipes. I love chocolate mud cake. I combined mud cake with a cherry cheese filling,and topped them with a cream cheese whipped cream frosting. The combination is delicious. I hope you all enjoy my new creation.


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Serves:

18 medium cup cakes or 12 large cup cakes.

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

MUD CAKE NOTE: YOU MAY SUBSTITUTE HOMEMADE CAKE WITH A CHOCOLATE FUDGE BOX CAKE MIX. ADD 2 TEASPOONS OF INSTANT COFFEE TO THE CAKE MIX. SUBSTITUTE MILK FOR THE WATER ON THE BOX CAKE MIX. ADD AN EXTRA EGG YOLK TO THE AMOUNT OF EGGS THE MIX CALLS FOR

MUD CAKE

2
3.5 ounce dark chocolate bars i used ghirardelli 60 percent cacao
1 c
unsalted butter plus 1 1/2 tablespoons
1 c
caster sugar fine sugar( make your own. place about 1 1/2 ups of granulated sugar in a food processor. pulse until sugar becomes fine not powder. it takes about 3 minutes)
1 Tbsp
instant coffee
1 1/3 c
warm water
1 1/2 c
self rising flour
1/4 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract

FILLING

12 oz
cream cheese -1 1/2 packages
4 Tbsp
granulated sugar
2
small eggs or 1 1/2 large eggs lightly beaten
21 oz
can of cherry pie filling

WHIPPED FROSTING

1 c
confection (powdered sugar)
4 oz
cream cheese
1 tsp
vanilla
1 1/2 c
heavy cream or whipping cream
1 dash(es)
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
line cupcake tins with liners. preheat oven to 300 degree's F
2
/in a sauce pan combine chopped butter,chopped dark chocolate,water,and instant coffee. Heat and stir until melted together. Remove from heat to cool.
3
make cream cheese filling while it is cooling. Beat softened cream cheese with sugar and eggs,and set aside.
4
after chocolate mixture has cooled. Empty it in to a large bowl. add the sugar to mixture,and beat on low speed until sugar is dissolved. Sift the flour and cocoa powder in to the mixture. Beat on low until well incorporated.
5
slightly beat the eggs. add to the mixture with the vanilla,and beat on low for one minute.
place some batter in to each cup cake liner about 1/3 of the way up each.
6
top batter with 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture,and cherry pie filling. Top off cheese mixture with cake batter almost all the way up to top from the top of liner. leave about 1/4 inch of liner not filled.
7
bake in 300 degree F oven for about 40 minutes. tops will crack a bit. cool completely. make frosting.
8
beat cream cheese vanilla and powdered sugar together.
in a separate bowl beat cream until stiff peaks form.
Fold cream in to cheese mixture until combined.
9
Frost cup cakes,and top with some left over cherry pie filling. Serve and enjoy! Refrigerate cakes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids