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Decadent Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

You are going to love these fancy cupcakes!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Eden


Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • cups cocoa powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons Luxardo Gourmet Maraschino Cherry sauce from the jar
  • 24 Luxardo Gourmet Maraschino Cherries for the center of each cupcake

Cherry Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Luxardo the Original Maraschino Cherry sauce from the jar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk


Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all of the dry ingredients together.
  • Add in the eggs, oil, vanilla, cherry sauce and milk and mix until combined.
  • Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Add in the boiling water. Divide batter into lined cupcake pan.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Do not over bake, but do not undertake either or the middle will collapse. Check them around d11 minutes and see how much longer they need.
  • Once cooled, press a cherry straight down into the middle of the cupcake. Add a little more cherry sauce to it.
  • Then you will pipe frosting over the cupcake to cover the hole.

Cherry Buttercream Frosting

  • Using an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, beat butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until incorporated.
  • Add in the cherry sauce and continue to beat. You can add more for extra flavor if you prefer.
  • Add in vanilla and milk and beat on high speed until light and fluffy.
  • Put into a piping bag with a large round tip and pipe into cupcakes, filling the hole in the middle where the cherry is.
  • Decorate the cupcakes with cookies, cherries and sprinkles.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.5mg