Monday, January 18, 2010

Black Forest Chocolate Cupcakes

I'm all about cupcakes lately. These are from the book "101 Gourmet Cupcakes in less then 10 Minutes" by Wendy Paul. I definitely recommend getting this book- so many yummy recipes.

1 chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large can cherry pie filling with 1 cup of it set aside
1 12oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Mix in bowl cake mix, eggs, almond extract, sour cream and all of cherry pie filling except one cup reserve. Do not over mix. Place in cupcake liners or tins that are greased well- 3/4 the way full. Bake 17-19 minutes at 350. Take out and place on rack to cool completely.
To make ganache topping: place whipping cream in pan and bring to boil. Immediately take off heat and pour over chocolate chips. Stir until all melted together. Wait for it to cool a little and thicken. Frost the cupcakes making a little well in the middle to hold cherry filling. I forgot to do this in the picture above.
Place the reserve cherry filling on top of each cupcake.

1 comment:

  1. They're just so pretty! And they were delicious! :)