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Black Forest Cupcakes

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Delicious flavor combination of chocolate and cherries packed into a cupcake. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com. Adapted from Martha’s Cupcake Book and Annie’s Eats

Ingredients

Cupcakes

Cherry Filling

Frosting

Garnish

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the hot water and cocoa until smooth, set aside
  2. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside
  3. In a small saucepan, combine butter and sugar, heat stirring occasionally until the butter is melt. Pour into a large bowl and beat on medium speed until mixture is cooled, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition
  5. Add the vanilla, mix, and then add the cocoa mixture, mix well
  6. Add dry ingredients in two additions, alternating with sour cream, beat just until combined.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill cupcake pan with liners
  8. Divide batter into liners and bake 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  9. Cool completely

Cherry Pie Filling

  1. Drain cherries, reserving the liquid
  2. Add water to measure 1 1/4 cups, add to small saucepan
  3. Add cornstarch and sugar to saucepan, and heat, whisking occasionally until mixture comes to bubble and thickens.
  4. Continue whisking so no lumps form and filling is smooth
  5. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and almond extract, fold in cherries.
  6. Cool completely. Store leftovers in fridge
  7. To fill cupcake, use a small knife and cut out a cone shape from the middle of the cupcake, fill

Frosting

  1. Pour whipping cream into a large bowl and beat on medium until it starts to thicken
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, beat on high until stiff peaks form {be careful not to overbeat}
  3. Fold in vanilla
  4. Fit a decorator bag with a #1M Large Round Tip and fill with whipping cream
  5. Pipe onto filled cupcake
  6. For chocolate curls, use a vegetable peeler to “peel” chocolate. I used a Hershey’s candy bar, but any chocolate bar will work. It’s work best if the chocolate is firm, but a bit warm.
  7. Top with a cherry

Notes

You could also use a chocolate cake mix and canned cherry pie filling, but if you have a little extra time, you won’t be disappointed if you make them from scratch.

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