As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This month hh gregg and KitchenAid have teamed up to raise awareness with their #10000Cupcakes campaign. During the month of October, KitchenAid will donate $1 for every original picture of a cupcake shared on Twitter or Instagram, up to $10,000. Make sure you use the hashtags #10000Cupcakes and #Donate for it to count. I’m including a very sweet, but very tasty recipe for Chocolate Cherry Surprise cupcakes that you can make, take a picture and share for the campaign.
- 1½ cups Flour
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup Water
- ½ cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 teaspoon Vinegar
- 1 can Cherry Pie Filling
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- ½ cup Butter, softened
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ teaspoon Almond Extract
- 3 cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cherry Pie Filling Goo (without the cherries)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix all dry ingredients together.
- Add in water, vegetable oil, and vinegar. Mix well.
- Fill Cupcake pan ¾ of the way full.
- Drop a spoonful of Cherry Pie Filling in each cupcake hole.
- Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake part of the cupcake comes out clean.
- Mix all ingredients well in a KitchenAid mixer. If it is too dry, add water to the frosting 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
I absolutely love my KitchenAid mixer and don’t know how I got anything done in my kitchen before I got one! My mother in law ended up buying me one after I burnt out her small mixer trying to make a double batch of frosting. She bought herself one as well!
What is your favorite cupcake to make? I love anything with either whipped cream frosting or cream cheese frosting. Ever since I took my cake decorating classes I can no longer stand buttercream frosting!
Make sure you visit hh gregg to purchase a KitchenAid product, tweet a picture of a cupcake to #10000cupcakes #donate, or just make a donation to the Susan G Koman foundation during the month of October to help with Breast Cancer Awareness.