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Chocolate Cherry Surprise Cupcakes

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

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 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

Frosting

  • 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

Instructions

Cupcakes

  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.

Frosting

  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.