Day 251 – Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cupcakes

8 Apr

Chocolate and cherry.  A fairly classic combination, right?  And these Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cupcakes (recipe below from Erica’s Sweet Tooth) look like a great way to put those yummy flavors together.

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are moist and sticky, but pull away from the paper nicely. They have a sweet chocolate flavor – almost milk chocolatey.

Vanilla-Cherry-Frosting

The frosting is a smooth buttercream with little flecks of cherry. It has a sweet buttercream flavor with a kick of maraschino cherry. Nice, light and sweet.

Note: The recipe didn’t say when to mix in the chopped cherries, so I just folded them in before piping.

Choc-Cherry-Cordial     Mini-Cherry-Cordial

The chocolate and the cherry balance really well together. It’s sweet with a little dark and a little tart. A lot like a chocolate-covered cherry. A lot.

Choc-Cherry-Cordial-top     Mini-Cherry-Cordial-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 20.5

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RECIPE

Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cupcakes (recipe from Erica’s Sweet Tooth)

Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups good cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
  • Can of cherry pie filling

Cherry Buttercream:

  • 16 tbsp of butter, at room temperature
  • 4 tbsp juice from a jar of maraschino cherries
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 maraschino cherries, chopped + more for topping

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

For directions visit Erica’s Sweet Tooth.

*Tomorrow: Strawberry Cupcakes*

6 Responses to “Day 251 – Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cupcakes”

  1. Brittany April 8, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    These are soooo pretttttyyy!

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