black forest mud cupcakes by noreen

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Nor Mac
from The Berkshire’s, MA

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.

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves 18 medium cup cakes or 12 large cup cakes.
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For black forest mud cupcakes by noreen

  • 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
    salt

How To Make black forest mud cupcakes by noreen

  • 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.
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