Decadent Cherry-Chocolate Cupcakes for a Crowd

Heidi Hoerman


These go over very well at family reunions and other big pot-luck gatherings. You need a couple of the muffin tins that make little muffins and the papers to fit. These bite-sized cupcakes are easier to grab off the buffet and pop in your mouth as you head over to talk to a relative. A single recipe makes many little cupcakes.


★★★★★ 2 votes

several dozen


Add to Grocery List

1 box
chocolate cake mix that calls for melted butter. one is made by duncan hines.
1 can(s)
cherry pie filling
1 large pkg
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 stick
butter or margarine, melted
1 or 2
eggs (or however many are called for on the box of cake mix
1/4 to 1/2 c
1 tsp
almond extract

How to Make Decadent Cherry-Chocolate Cupcakes for a Crowd


  • 1Preheat the oven as instructed on the cake mix box.
  • 2Stir together the cake mix, melted butter, egg(s), as instructed on the box but DO NOT ADD WATER.
  • 3Stir in the cherry pie filling and almond extract.
  • 4Distribute the batter in small, paper-lined cupcake tins, trying to get a cherry in each cupcake.
  • 5Bake as instructed on the cake mix box. The cupcakes will be moister than normal -- more like a very soft brownie.
  • 6Melt the chocolate chips, stir and add in just enough milk to make a thick sauce when hot. Spoon some of this on each cupcake. If it hardens in the bowl before you finish, zap in the microwave to re-melt.
  • 7Allow to cool and serve.

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About Decadent Cherry-Chocolate Cupcakes for a Crowd

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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