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Black Forest Cupcakes

There are three aspects to a good black forest anything.  Cake, cheesecake, cupcakes or even a trifle.  You need chocolate cake, cherries and whipped cream.

If you have those three items, then your black forest item will turn out fantastic. 

So what makes these black forest cupcakes amazing?  Well you have to start with a moist and delicious chocolate cupcake. 

Second you need some good cherries.  Any cherry pie filling will do, and I highly recommend splurging and getting the kind with “extra cherries.”  Not only will these top your cupcakes, they’ll also be the filling in the cupcakes.

Third you need a good, homemade, whipped cream frosting.  Something smooth enough to pipe and stiff enough to stay in place but not be thick and powdered sugary.

Now if you’ve followed me and my cupcake adventures, you’ll know that I am obsessed with FILLED cupcakes.

I honestly don’t like cupcakes that aren’t filled.  They tend to be dry and boring. 

I prefer a moist cupcake with some kind of gooey filling that makes a mess on your face, hands and possibly even your shirt.  That my friends is how you know you have a good cupcake, in which these black forest cupcakes are all of the above!

I’m also in need of some new cupcake flavors so comment below on what your favorite is!  Black Forest Cupcakes are in my top 5 for sure!

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Black Forest Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Yield: 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature {I use salted}
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 3/4 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F
  2. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners
  3. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, scraping down sides as needed.
  4. Add eggs, mixing one at a time until well blended.
  5. Add vanilla, mixing well, scraping sides of bowl down as needed.
  6. While mixer is on, slowly add buttermilk.
  7. Add salt, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder. Mix until well incorporated.
  8. Add flour & chopped chocolate, mix until batter is smooth.
  9. Fill each liner 2/3 full with cake mix.
  10. Bake for 18 - 22 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean.
  11. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
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  13. Hollow out center of each cupcake & fill with cherry pie filling.
  14. Top with center cupcake nub that was removed previously.
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  16. In a bowl mix heavy cream until whipping cream thickens and soft peeks form.
  17. Add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  18. Beat until stiff peeks form.
  19. Fill piping bag and pipe frosting onto cupcakes.
  20. Top with dollop of cherries
  21. Devour in a very messy way immediately!
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