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

Ingredients

Cupcakes:
  • 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
Icing:
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 12 natural-colored glace cherries

Make It

Cupcakes:

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.

Icing:

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.