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Very Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

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Servings: 12 cupcakes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, or cake flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (4oz./113g) unsalted butter or margarine, melted
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/3 cup cherry preserves
1 can ready-made vanilla frosting

Maraschino Cherries

You will need a 12 cup muffin pan and paper muffin or cupcake liners.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, soda and salt. Stir and make a well in the center.

Pour the melted butter, milk and vinegar into the well. Stir until all ingredients are moist.

Place cupcake liners in muffin pan. Spoon a full tablespoon of batter into each liner. Place 1 teaspoon of preserves on top of the batter. Cover with an additional tablespoon of batter. Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven, let cool on wire rack for 10-15 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan, and cool completely. Frost with vanilla frosting and garnish center of each cupcake with a maraschino cherry.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: September 10, 2002


Reviewer: Melea

Reviewer: jordyn jones
excellent!!! extremely delightful!

Reviewer: Maria
Yum! Yum! Yum! I made these yesterday and I made a couple of modifications to more closely resemble Black Forest Cake. I was nervous about the batter being thick- like a mousse- so I thinned it out with some milk; which I shouldn't have because I think that's why the Morello cherry preserves sunk to the bottom. After cooling, the cupcake tops were generously brushed with some Kirshwasser that I had on hand (about 1/8 cup for all 14 cupcakes). I decided not to use ready-made vanilla frosting, and made some sweetened whipped cream to top. I shaved a bar Ghiradelli Semi-Sweet chocolate and sprinkled it on the whipped cream, and finally topped them with stemmed maraschino cherries. I took these to work to share with my friends the day after my b-day and you wouldn't believe how many heads turned. These cupcakes were "attacked" and demolished. Lots of Mmmmm's and Ahhhhhs. Thanks so much, Diana! P.S. I will make 2 batches next time.


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