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Chocolate Cherry Surprise Cupcakes for Cook for the Cure #10000cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Surprise Cupcakes

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.

5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Cherry Surprise Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 15
Author Paula Krueger



  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 can Cherry Pie Filling


  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cherry Pie Filling Goo without the cherries



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  3. Add in water, vegetable oil, and vinegar. Mix well.
  4. Fill Cupcake pan 3/4 of the way full.
  5. Drop a spoonful of Cherry Pie Filling in each cupcake hole.
  6. Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake part of the cupcake comes out clean.


  1. 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!

Cherry Surprise Cupcake

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.

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. I love that these have cherry goo in the frosting. They look delicious – I can’t wait to try them!!

  2. Yum! Thanks for sharing – I’ll have to make cupcakes soon and use that hashtag 🙂

  3. Julie Wood says:

    The Chocolate Cherry Surprise Cupcakes are to die for! I think they looks so pretty! I have to make these. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Magi McVey says:

    Thank you for posting this recipe. Even though ours didn’t look as beautiful as yours, it tasted totally delicious. I think we need to practice making it again. I’ll post a picture of our second cake. 🙂

  5. shelly peterson says:

    This is such a great campaign and these cupcakes look like heaven!!:)