Private Recipe

cherry chocolate coconut cupcakes

By Chrystal Cackler
from Huntsville, AL

Obtained online.

serves 24
prep time 35 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cherry chocolate coconut cupcakes

  • 1 pkg
    (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips
  • 1/2 c
    butter, cubed
  • 1 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp
    coconut extract
  • 1 can
    (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1 c
  • 2 lg
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
  • 3/4 c
    baking cocoa
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 6 pkg
    (1.9 ounces each) chocolate-covered coconut candy bars
  • 1/2 c
    semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp
  • 24
    maraschino cherries, well drained
  • 3 1/4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    coarse sugar

How To Make cherry chocolate coconut cupcakes

  • 1
    For ganache, place vanilla chips and butter in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chip mixture; whisk until smooth. Stir in extract. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, beat the pie filling, buttermilk and eggs until well blended. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into pie filling mixture until blended.
  • 3
    Fill 24 paper-lined muffin cups one-third full. Cut candy bars in half; place half of a candy bar in center of each cupcake. Cover each with 2 tablespoonfuls batter.
  • 4
    Bake at 375° for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip cherries in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until set.
  • 6
    Remove ganache from refrigerator; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until frosting is light and fluffy. Pipe over cupcakes; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Garnish with chocolate-dipped cherries.