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Chocolate Cherry Filled Cupcakes

NicholeL
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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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Cupcakes
Servings 6 cupcakes

Ingredients
  

For the Cupcakes:

  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup Imperial sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup hot coffee
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the Filling:

  • 6 tsp cherry preserves or jam

For the Frosting:

  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp cherry extract

To Decorate:

  • 6 maraschino cherries with stems

Directions
 

For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with 6 liners. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix to combine.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla and coffee together. Pour into the mixer and mix until incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cupcake pan, filling each cupcake cavity ⅔ of the way full.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely on a wire rack.

For the Filling:

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

For the Frosting:

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

To Decorate:

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

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Keyword baking, buttercream frosting, cherry buttercream frosting, chocolate cherry filled cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes
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