Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes –

One of my favorite flavor combinations comes from my childhood. My Mom would occasionally buy chocolate covered cherries, those little maraschino cherries soaking in a sugary sauce and tucked inside a little chocolate shell. Mom always offered to us first, although she, too, loved the little sweet treats! I always had more than one. I’d pop the first into my mouth and break it apart as I devoured it. The next would be eaten a little more slowly, as I savored the rich chocolate and cherry blend.

History of Chocolate Covered Cherry Cordials

chocolate cherry cupcake

chocolate cherry cupcake

This recipe takes me back to those little chocolate covered cherries. Not intended for everyday, these Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes might bring a bit of memories back for you, too!

Ingredients for chocolate cupcakes:

1 3/4 C Flour (use white wheat for a little nutritional boost)
2 C Sugar (we sometimes substitute date sugar to make it healthier)
1 C Cocoa
1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
1 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
1 TSP Salt
2 Eggs
1 C Whole Milk
1/2 C Oil
2 TSP Vanilla
1 C Boiling Water

Ingredients for Cherry Frosting:

2 C powdered sugar
1/2 C unsalted butter
3 TBSP heavy whipping cream
1/4 C Maraschino Cherry Juice

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
-In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
-Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
-Mix all together until fully incorporated.
-Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
-Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
-The batter may be a little runny.
-Scoop batter into cupcake paper liners until 3/4 full.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.
-Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
-Top each cupcake with the Cherry Frosting and add a Maraschino Cherry.

Special Touch! You may want to chop a few cherries and add to the batter before baking. You can also add a few to the frosting before topping the cupcakes!

chocolate cherry cupcakes 2

chocolate cherry cupcakes 2

 

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