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Saturday, October 3, 2009

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE AND MARASCHINO CHERRY FILLING

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups flour,
  • 1 cup Hershey’s dark cocoa,
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda,
  • 1/2 tsp salt,
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk,
  • 1/4 c strong, cold coffee,
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract,
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened,
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar,
  • 3 large eggs;

  • FILLING:
  • 1 pk. cream cheese,softened,
  • 1 1/2 cups powder sugar,
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract;
  • maraschino cherries;
  • (whipped cream and strawberries - optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Lightly spray the muffin pan (18 approx.)
  • Combine the dry ingredients, and set aside.
  • Combine the buttermilk, coffee, and vanilla and set aside.
  • Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and creamed. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Add the flour and milk mixtures in alternating batches, beginning and ending with the flour. Combine cream cheese, powder sugar and vanilla extract; mix until smooth and set aside.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan 1/2 way; top with 1 tsp. cream cheese mixture; add 1 maraschino cherry and press gently. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Dust with powder sugar or top with whipped cream and seasonal fresh fruit(optional)

13 comments:

  1. The cream cheese cupcake looks amazingly beautiful!

    Black, white, red, you have all 3 basic natural colours in one cupcake, it looks really wonderful.

    Angie's Recipes

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  2. oh these look superb. Maraschino cherries are delicious!

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  3. Wow, these gorgeous cupcakes even have fillings! Pls gimme some Nina! LOL

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  4. it is beautiful your work, I liked a lot...congratulations

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  5. Nina, these have to be about some of the best cupcakes I have ever seen. Oh my gosh, don't I just LOVE the cream cheese and cherry filling. Once again, you win my heart with your fabulous foods and photos.

    Hugs. You are amazing.

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  6. Fantastici questi cupcakes!!!! immagino buonissimi ... sono colorati, l'abbinamento degli ingredienti è eccellente!!!!! bravissima nina

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  7. Wow they are absolutely irresistible.
    Beautiful Nina!

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  8. Espectaculares wapa ,me han gustado todas las recetas y los envoltorios para adornar los muffins.
    Unas recetas y presentaciones de 10 points.
    Bicos mil y feli domingo .

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  9. hallo Nina
    sie haben sehr schöne blog,muffin mit erbeer sehen lekker aus
    schöne grüsse

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  10. Buna draga Nina! Merci de vizite si scuze ca nu am fost atat de rapida cu raspunsul; dar de vreo 4 zile m-am trezit cu o gripa nesuferita ...Multumesc ca nu m-ai uitat si felicitari pentru minunatiile afisate! Te imbratisez cu drag si iti doresc o saptamana buna in continuare! Pupici!

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  11. HI NİNA ..
    very beautiful!!!!!
    very delicious!

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