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Chocolate Cherry Filled Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Filled Cupcakes are a delicious take on the classic chocolate and cherry combination. Moist chocolate cupcakes are filled with a sweet cherry preserves and topped with a cherry flavored buttercream frosting. And of course, a maraschino cherry on top!

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Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

For the Filling:

For the Frosting:

To Decorate:

Instructions

For the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with 6 liners. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla and coffee together. Pour into the mixer and mix until incorporated.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared cupcake pan, filling each cupcake cavity 2/3 of the way full.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

For the Filling:

  1. Use a knife to cut a small circle out of the center of each cupcake.
  2. Fill each cupcake with 1 teaspoon cherry preserves.
  3. Place the removed piece of cake back on top of the cupcake.

For the Frosting:

  1. Add the butter to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar and salt.
  3. Add the milk and cherry extract.
  4. Transfer to a piping bag with a tip and pipe frosting onto cupcakes.

To Decorate:

  1. Pat maraschino cherries with a paper towel to remove excess juice.
  2. Place on top of the frosted cupcakes.

Keywords: chocolate cherry filled cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, buttercream frosting, cherry buttercream frosting, baking

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