If you love chocolate and cherry together then you are going to love these Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes. Moist, fluffy chocolate cupcakes filled with cherries then topped with smooth and creamy rich chocolate buttercream frosting and topped off with a chocolate covered cherry.
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes
Easy Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
We really like to get creative with our cupcakes, if you have not guessed that yet.There is just something amazing about a tasty cupcake that has an amazing frosting, amazing cake and like these Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes that have cherry filling along with homemade chocolate buttercream frosting and then topped off with a chocolate covered cherry. The amazing cherry filling combined with the moist chocolate cupcake that just makes the cupcakes flavor explode!
On top of loving cupcakes, we also love holidays. I like to go all out for the kids, make fun meals and then of course you have to have a fun and tasty dessert. My Chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes and Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes are always favorites with the kids on Valentine’s Day but I wanted to change things up a bit. This year for Valentine’s Day we will be having these Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes!
Looking for more Valentine’s Day treats? Check these out!
- Heart Shaped Meringue Cookies
- Valentine’s Day Popcorn
- Heart Bacon
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry French Toast
- Fruit Love Bugs
- Heart Quesadilla
- Egg in a Heart Toast
Tips for Making these cupcakes
If you have never made chocolate covered cherries, they are so simple! It is a great task to have the kids do, if you are wanting to have them help in the kitchen.
Making your own chocolate covered cherries is so simple, I learned from my mom when I was a kid. However it is very important to make sure you are using a good quality chocolate. Trust me on this, they will not be what you are expecting if you skimp on the chocolate! I prefer to use Ghirardelli dipping chocolate because it already has some oil added to it to make dipping easier for me.
Check out here to learn how to melt your chocolate with a double boiler, easiest way and I find it works much better then the microwave method. Of course you also need the best buttercream frosting for these, and there is nothing better then this chocolate buttercream recipe. This buttercream is rich and cream that will complement the cherries.
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes Ingredients
- 24 Chocolate cupcakes
- 21 ounce Can of cherry pie filling
- Chocolate buttercream
- 24 jarred maraschino cherries
- 4 oz candy coating chocolate
Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients
- 1.5 cups hot brewed coffee
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1.5 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 tablespoons room temperature unsalted butter
- 1.5 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Buttercream Ingredients
- 1 1/2 cup Butter
- 4 cups Powdered Sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Pinch Salt
How to Make Chocolate Cupcakes
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.
Put paper liners in your cupcake pans or you can use silicone, which ever ones you prefer.
In a bowl whisk together the hot brewed coffee and cocoa, until dissolved and set aside.
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In the bowl place the butter and sugars. Beat on medium-high speed of your mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla.
With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in three additions alternating with the coffee-cocoa mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
Mix each addition just until incorporated, being careful not to over mix.
Divide the batter between the prepared liners, filling each about two-thirds of the way full.
Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool in the pans briefly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once they are cool you can get started with the fun and decorating.
How to Make Chocolate Buttercream
Place your butter in the bowl of your mixer. Mix on medium speed until the butter is nice and creamy.
Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into the butter.
Once you have added all the powdered sugar in to your mixture, add in the vanilla extract, heavy cream and salt.
Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes
Drain your cherries on a plate that is lined with paper towels.
Melt your chocolate using the Double Boiler Chocolate Method
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Dip your cherries into your chocolate then place it on your sheet pan. Place your cherries in the fridge to set.
Using a paring knife, cut a hole out of the top of the cupcake and remove part of the cupcake cake.
Take a small spoon and place the cherries into the hole.
Pipe your buttercream on top of your cupcakes. I think they look best using the cupcake swirl.
Top each cupcake with a chocolate covered cherry.
Love cupcakes? Check these out!
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
- Peanut Butter And Jelly Cupcakes
- Salted Caramel Cupcakes
- Andes Mints Cupcakes
- Chocolate Caramel Turtle Cupcakes
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes Directions
- Drain your cherries on a plate that is lined with paper towels.
- Melt your chocolate over a double boiler.
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Dip your cherries into your chocolate then place it on your sheet pan. Place your cherries in the fridge to set.
- Using a paring knife, cut a hole out of the top of the cupcake and remove the extra cake.
- Take a small spoon and place the cherries into the hole.
- Pipe your buttercream on top of your cupcakes.
- Top each cupcake with a chocolate covered cherry.
16 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving on the Freestyle Program.
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