Bring on the Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes. They’re deliciously moist from adding cherry pie filling to the batter, which is made using a box mix. Easy peasy and scrumptious. Top them with your favorite frosting, although I highly recommend my Cherry Cloud Frosting. The sweet flavors of chocolate and cherries together make this a wonderful dessert.
Although I made these into cupcakes, you could also use this same recipe to make a double-layer cake.
For that matter, you could also make it in a 13 x 9″ dish and call it a day.
Basically, whatever it shows on the back of the box mix, you can make it into that, too.
Making Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
First, the cake mix. I used a Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix for these pictures.
You can also use a Devil’s Food, or other chocolate cake mix.
Regardless of which flavor you use, add the eggs called for on the box, then the can of cherry pie filling.
Those are your 3 ingredients.
In other words, don’t add the water and oil listed on the box.
So, this is really a 3-ingredient recipe. Easy, just how I like them.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs with the pie filling.
Once they’re blended thoroughly, add the cake mix.
Mix until everything is combined and there are no dry spots of cake mix anywhere.
Next, let’s pour the batter into the cupcake pans, which will need cupcake liners.
On a side note, there are some really pretty cupcake liners out there.
Baking the cupcakes
You will very likely need to bake the cupcakes a few minutes longer than what the box calls for.
For instance, my box says to bake for 18 – 21 minutes.
I gave the cupcakes the clean-toothpick-test, which told me they weren’t ready.
I set the timer for 2 more minutes, checked again, and they were done.
Simply put, follow the baking directions on the box, but check before taking out.
The pie filling adds a delicious moisture that needs a little bit more oven-time.
The same goes for a double-layer, or a 13 x 9″ cake.
Let the cupcakes cool for a few minutes in the pan, then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Now they’re ready for frosting, or just a dollop of Cool Whip. More choices. More fun!
As shown in the pictures, I topped mine with Cherry Cloud Frosting. So good!
You could also use Chocolate Butter Frosting, which is a chocolate lovers delight.
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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
- 21 oz. can cherry pie filling
- 3 large eggs, (amount indicated on box)
- 15.25 oz. box chocolate cake mix
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In large bowl, beat pie filling and eggs together.
- Add cake mix until thoroughly blended.
- Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake for time indicated on box. Check for doneness inserting toothpick in center of a cupcake. Toothpick should come out clean.
- Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy!
Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
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