Sunday, 29 May 2016

Scrumptuous chocolate and cherry cupcakes

Take a staple classic like black forest gateaux and turn it around on itself, these tasty chocolate cherry cupcakes combine some of the tastiest elements of the classic dessert and turn it into a cupcake sized snack.

Ingredients
  100g butter
  140g caster sugar
  2 eggs
  225g plain flour
  25g cocoa powder
  1 tsp baking powder
  150ml milk
  100g glace cherries

For the topping
  150ml double cream
  cherries & chocolate to decorate

Pre-heat your oven to 180c/160c fan/Gas mark 4 and pre line a cupcake tray with cases.

Cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Adding the eggs and mixing well.

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and blend well, add the milk and food colouring to a smooth consistency.

Chop the cherries into halves and add to the mixture, blending well to ensure an even distribution.

Divide the mixture into your cake cases and bake for 15 minutes. Leave aside to cool.

Whisk the cream to a stiff mixture and pipe onto each cupcake, decorating with a sprinkling of grated chocolate and cherries.

Best eaten: As soon as possible, these tasty cupcakes are certainly rather moreish!

Recipe inspired by BBC Good Food | Left image:Boophotography/Dreamstime Stock Photos.

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