Chocolate cherry cupcake in a muffin pan.

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 18 cupcakes
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Vic Vitaly
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour all‑purpose
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups cherry pie filling
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

For the chocolate glaze

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or semisweet

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Mix all the ingredients, except the cherry pie filling, together with electric mixer until smooth. Add in cherry pie filling and mix until cherries are in small chunks.
  • Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into 18 paper‑lined muffin tins.
  • Bake at 350F for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean except for melted chocolate chips. Remove from the oven and let cool down.
  • To prepare the glaze, combine the milk, butter, sugar and cocoa in a medium sauce pan. Slowly bring the mix to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Set aside and let cool slightly.
  • Dip tops of cooled cupcakes in the glaze to coat.

Notes

For the chocolate glaze:
50 g butter
3 Tbsp milk
3 Tbsp sugar
50 g dark chocolate optional, 70% Valrhona chocolate recommended
3 Tbsp cocoa powder

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2.4mg