Sunday, January 18, 2015

Recipe: Rustic Black Forest Cupcakes

Oh Cupcakes, who doesn't love a good cupcake these days. From all the cupcake bakeries to cupcake baking competitions on TV. They seam to be the "It" sweet treat. Today I thought I'd share the perfect Black Forest cupcake recipe. And let you in on a little secret. The recipe includes a boxed cake mix. I did a little twist on the classic German cake, instead of doing whipped cream I did Cream Cheese frosting. But go right ahead and do whipped cream if you'd prefer.
Every Sunday since I can remember we've gone to my Grandmothers for lunch, so today for an after lunch treat I made these cupcakes and everyone seamed to love them. I hope you do too!

Preheat oven: 350F
1 Box Devils Food Cake Mix (I used Betty Crocker)
3 eggs
1 1/4 Cups Water
1/2 Vegetable Oil
As per the instructions on the cake mix
I then add:
1 extra Egg
4 Tablespoon All-purpose Flour
2 21 oz Canned Cherry Pie Filling
In a bowl or stand mixer. Add all 4 eggs and beat. Once beaten add cake mix and extra flour. Mix. Once batter is mixed line 24 cup cake tins with paper liners. Then pour in each liner 2 Tablespoons of batter, once you've done that add the Cherry pie filling. I added 3 Cherries and a bit of the syrup to each cupcake. After you've done that fill the cupcake liner until just under 1/4 inch full. And bake for 18 minutes.
12 oz Betty Crocker Cream Cheese
Or if you prefer homemade my favorite recipe is
4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, room temp
4 Cups Confectioners Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
6 oz Cream Cheese, room temp
Combine all ingredients in stand mixer, Mix until all combined. Once the mixture looks like frosting beat on high for a couple minutes until light and fluffy.
I then sprinkled on Dark Chocolate shavings and placed 1 Cherry on top. I used the pie Cherries I just didn't use the syrup.
As always I'd love to know if you try this recipe. If you do comment below or tag me on Twitter/Instagram @ ChicCountryGirl

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  1. Hi

    These are delightful :)

    I have a party coming up and this looks like a great idea :) Do you think they will stay good for 4-5 days?

    Do I have to freeze them for them to stay good?

    Because the party is on a Friday night and I will have to make these the previous Sunday as I have no other time in between!

    Otherwise i have to order online valentines day cake.

    Please let me know.

    1. Hi, Tracy

      I am sure you could freeze the cupcakes. I wouldn't frost them until the day of or night before the party.

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