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Very Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

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