Sunday, 8 June 2014

Cheaters Black Forest Cupcakes

Ok, I totally cheated.  I needed a dessert to bring into work for a pot-luck and it was a busy week.

Here is the simplest black forest cupcake ever.  And it doesn't need to be refrigerated, as we swapped traditional whipped cream frosting for the regular kind.  Always helpful for potlucks.

Whip together cake batter.  Divide into 24 cupcake liners.  Spoon 1-2 tsp of cherry pie filling on top and pop in the oven following cake mix instructions.

While baking, chop or shave dark chocolate and prepare your favourite vanilla frosting.

Once cupcakes are cooled, frost cupcakes, scoop out a cherry from the cherry pie filling and plop on top, and sprinkle chocolate shavings on top.  Ta-da.

You need:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • chopped dark chocolate (plus some for eating)
  • vanilla icing (enough for 24 cupcakes)

The rest of the cherry pie filling can be used in this recipe - it's almost as good as the blueberry version.

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