Sunday, May 15, 2011

Black Forest Cupcakes

425g can pitted cherries in syrup (I used about 50 cherries)
100g dark chocolate - coarsely chopped
1 1/3 cup castor sugar
1 cup plain flour
2 tbsp self raising flour
1 egg


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170oC and line a 12 cupcake pan with cupcake papers.
  2. Drain the cherries and reserve the syrup.
  3. Take about 50 cherries and 3/4 cup of syrup and mash till cherries are broken up. Discard the rest of the syrup.
  4. Place the chocolate, butter, caster sugar and cherry mash into a saucepan. Over a low hear, stir until chocolate has melted.
  5. Pour into a large bowl and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  6. Whisk in the sifted flours, then whisk in the egg. It is a runny mixture so don't worry.
  7. Divide the mixture evenly into the cupcake papers. The mixture doesn't rise a lot so you can probably fill the papers close to the top.
  8. Bake for about 35-40 minutes until firm to touch.
  9. Allow to cool for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
  10. When completely cool, ice the cupcakes with fresh cream and decorate with a cherry, either a fresh one or one from the remaining cherries.

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