Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cupcake Tuesday-Black Forest Cupcakes

Happy Tuesday my loves!

Cupcakes are such a wonderful little bites!  They have everything you could want in a dessert!

These ones are even better, they have fruit in, and on, them which of course makes them incredibly healthy! (Don't we wish).

These perfect bites are full of chocolate and cherry and so much deliciousness!

Are you ready for the recipe?  Well here we go then!

Black Forest Cupcakes
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cherry preserves

Preheat oven to 350 and line 2 cupcake pans.

In a medium bowl combine the butter and sugar with a mixer.  Do this for about 2 minutes or until the mixture gets fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition.

Once the eggs are mixed in, add the vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Now add 1/3 of the flour and mix until just combined. Next, add the sour cream and continue to mix.  Add another 1/3 of the flour followed by the cherry preserves.  Finally add the last of the flour.

Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix one last time to make sure everything is combined.

Bake for 20 minutes, remove from pan and let cool.

Cherry Cream Cheese Frosting
2 blocks cream cheese at room temperature
1 stick butter
1/4 cup cherry preserves
3-4 cups powdered sugar.

In a large bowl combine the cream cheese and butter using a mixer.

Add the cherry preserves and beat well.

While the mixer is running slowly add the powdered sugar about 1/2 cup at a time.  Continue adding until the mixture is thick and delicious and able to hold it's shape.
Pipe on top of the cupcakes and top with a maraschino cherry.





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