Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcake

Wendy Rusch


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 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 So I put coconut in the batter before baking and sprinkled it on the tops as you can see. It is really yummy.


★★★★★ 4 votes

makes 30-36


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

How to Make Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcake


  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.

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About Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcake

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

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