Chocolate Cherry CupCake
Few days back, I was shopping at my nearest super store,I came across a box of fresh red cherry and seriously I could not stop myself from buying it.My cocoa powder was finished so I had to buy a cocoa powder also. After seeing both cocoa powder and cherry together, I got this idea of making Chocolate Cherry Cup Cake.As it is said that chocolate and cherries are a match made in heaven.
The chopped cherries blend into the ultra-rich chocolate cake, giving these cupcakes a cherry flavor . A chocolate cupcake with a cherry filling, topped with a sweetened whipped cream and chocolate, yeah no one could turn it down.
My family loved these cupcakes, and seriously who wouldn’t?
PREPARATION TIME - 15 Minutes
BAKING TIME -25 Minutes
SERVINGS - 12
INGREDIENTS FOR CUPCAKE
All Purpose flour or Maida-1Cup
Granuled Sugar - 3/4 Cup
Cocoa Powder -1/4cup
Milk (at room temperature ) - 1/2cup
Melted Butter or Vegetable Oil-1/2cup
Eggs-2 (if you want to avoid egg,use 3/4cup beaten thick Yougurt )
Baking Powder - 1.5tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1tsp
Chopped pitted cherries(fresh or frozen) -1 1/2 Cup plus 12 fresh cherries with stems for garnish
INGREDIENTS FOR FROSTING
Cream cheese (at room temperature)-1/2 cup
Confectioner Sugar or Icing Sugar -1cup
INGREDIENTS FOR GARNISHING
12 cherries with stem
Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Bar-1medium(chopped )
METHOD OF MAKING CUPCAKE
Preheat oven to 350 degree F or 180 degree C.
Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a bowl,add all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and Cocoa powder. ..mix them well.
Take another big bowl, add Sugar, Vegetable oil, Vanilla essence. Eggs or beaten Yogurt, Milk...mix them very well until become a creamy texture.
Pour the batter into the flour mixture slowly. ..mix them very well until the dry and wet ingredients are well combined.
Fold in chopped cherries until just combined.
Divide the batter among the prepared cups (they will be full).
Bake the cupcakes for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
METHOD OF MAKING FROSTING
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, sour cream and confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer or manual mixer until smooth.
Refrigerate the frosting until very cold, about 2 hours.
METHOD OF GARNISHING
Spread the frosting on the cooled cupcakes,sprinkle chopped chocolate and decorate with a cherry on top.