Black Forest Cupcakes With Cherry Filling Recipe

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Growing up, I never really had the buds for black forest cakes until I tested one that my mother baked. These cupcakes are a simple version of the cake.

Over the years, I had to learn from my mother how to prepare them so that I can share such sweetness with my family and friends.

Black forest cupcake with cherry filling is a special recipe to me bearing in mind that my mother taught me how to bake them.

Equipment needed for Black Forest Cupcake with Cherry Filling

  • Oven
  • Stand mixer bowl
  • Cupcake pans
  • Liners
  • Pancake corer/ paring knife
  • Medium and large mixing bowls.

Ingredients needed for Black Forest Cupcake with Cherry Filling

1. Cherry Filling

  • 2 cups pitted and halved sweet cherries
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2. Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ granulated sugar
  • ½ brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup boiling water

3. Whipped Cream

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons unflavoured gelatin
  • 1 and ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Black Forest Cupcake with Cherry Filling Recipe

1. Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Using 18 liners, line two cupcake liners and place them aside for later use.

2. Step 2

Using a stand mixer bowl thoroughly beat oil, butter, vanilla extract, melted chocolate, and sugars until the mixture is smooth. Gradually add the eggs; one at a time while maintaining a low mixing speed.

3. Step 3

Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. While maintaining a low mixing speed, add all the dry ingredients together with the buttermilk and a small amount of warm water.

Mix thoroughly so that the mixture can even out. Give the batter five minutes to rest.

Once your five minutes are over, divide the batter equally among the cupcake cups, filling them 2/3 full.

4. Step 4

Place them in the oven and bake for seventeen to twenty minutes. However, it would help if you were careful to avoid over-baking them.

Once they are ready, give them time to cool as you prepare the filling. Using a saucepan, add sugar, water, cherries, and cornstarch.

5. Step 5

Use low heat to cook as you stir until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add in the vanilla extract as you stir. Give it time to cool off completely.

6. Step 6

Use a paring knife or pancake corer to create a hole in the center of each cake. Add the cherry filling and spread skilfully on each cupcake.

7. Step 7

To garnish, you will use chocolate shavings and top it with either jarred or fresh cherries.

Conclusion: Black Forest Cupcake with Cherry Filling

I appreciate you making an effort to read through my post. You can use this recipe for baking sweet black forest cupcakes for your loved ones.