Cupcake Tuesday~Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

By May 17, 2010Cupcakes, Flavored Cupcakes

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As I’ve mentioned, lots of times before, one of my very favorite flavor combinations is chocolate and cherry. While we were at a mini bonfire over the weekend, someone mentioned Chocolate Covered Cherries, and of course, the first thing I thought of was Cupcakes.

I pulled out my cookbooks and hunted for a recipe, adapted it some, and the final result was delicious!


Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

Combining the flavors of chocolate and cherries, these Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes from are sure to please your palate!



  • 1 box cake mix (I used butter flavor)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk (remember I mentioned how I use buttermilk instead of water)
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 can cherry pie filling


  • 1 cup of milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Cherry Cream Frosting

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 2-3 teaspoons of cherry juice (maraschino cherries)
  • 2-3 cups of powdered sugar (depending on how thick you like it)

Chocolate Covered Cherry

  • Maraschino Cherries with stems
  • Chocolate wafers for melting (like Wilton’s )



  1. Mix cake mix with pudding, buttermilk, eggs and oil.
  2. Fold in cherry pie filling.
  3. Divide batter into cupcake liners, I use about 1/4 cup per liner. I got 3 dozen out of this recipe.

Ganache {recipe from [Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures |]}

  1. Warm up the cream, and pour over the chips, mix well.
  2. I turned the cupcakes upside down and simply dipped them in the ganache, and put them in the fridge to set up a little.

Cherry Cream Frosting

  1. Cream butter and cream cheese, slowly add powdered sugar and cherry juice until you reach desired consistency.
  2. Pipe onto cupcake, I used Wilton #1M tip , which by the way, is my favorite tip.

Chocolate Covered Cherries

  1. Rinse and pat dry cherries, melt chocolate and dip cherries.
  2. Place onto wax paper to set up.

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