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chocolate cherry cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 18 to 21 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 to 24 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven

Description

These delicious Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes are made with a chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling and topped with a luscious chocolate buttercream frosting.


Ingredients

Scale

Cupcakes

  • 1 15.25 ounce devils food cake mix
  • 1 21-ounce can of cherry pie filling
  • 3 eggs

Frosting

  • 8 Tbsps butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s Cocoa Powder
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons of milk 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

Cupcakes

***DO NOT PREPARE CAKE ACCORDING TO BOX DIRECTIONS***

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Line the cupcake pan with wrappers.
  3. Place cake mix, eggs, and cherry pie filling in a large bowl.
  4. Using your stand or hand mixer, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Fill the cupcake tin with ¼ cup batter. (I like this 4-tablespoon scoop for cupcakes.)
  6. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean OR the middle of the cake bounces back when you press down slightly.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan and remove to a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

  1. Beat butter with cocoa powder in a large bowl on low until well combined.
  2. Add powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons of milk, vanilla, and salt. Beating on medium speed until a light, fluffy and creamy consistency is reached. If the frosting is too stiff add a bit more milk, a small amount at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
  3. Frost cupcakes as desired.

Notes

  • The frosting recipe makes enough frosting to frost 24 cupcakes generously.
  • Nutrition info based on 24 cupcakes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake
  • Calories: 206
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 38
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 2