Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes (from How To Be A Domestic Goddess)

Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes (from How To Be A Domestic Goddess)
Servings: 12 Yield: 12 cupcakes Prep 10 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups morello cherry jam or plain cherry jam
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup self-rising cake flour
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 12 natural-colored glace cherries

Make It


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 standard-size cupcake-pan cups with paper liners.

2. In medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. When butter is nearly completely melted, stir in chocolate. Let begin to soften over heat, 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir until smooth and melted. Stir cherry jam, sugar, salt and eggs into chocolate mixture. Stir in flour. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each prepared cup.

3. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack 10 minutes. Turn cupcakes out.


4. In small saucepan, combine chocolate and cream. Bring to boiling. Transfer to medium-size bowl. Whisk or beat until thick and smooth. Ice each cupcake with about 1 tablespoon icing, smoothing with back of spoon. Garnish each with cherry.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 387, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 68, sat. fat (g): 11, carb. (g): 55, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 140, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.