These cupcakes are so decadent, and will be sure to impress!

Ingredients (makes 12 )

  • 425g Canned pitted cherries in syrup
  • 155g Butter, chopped coarsley
  • 100g Dark semi sweet chocolate, chopped coarsely
  • 1 3/4 cups Caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cherry brandy
  • 1 cup Plain flour
  • 2 TBS SR flour
  • 2 TBS Cocoa powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 300ml Heavy cream
  • 2 tsp Cherry brandy
  • Grated chocolate
  • 12 Pitted cherries, drained


  1. Pre heat oven to 170 degrees, and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases
  2. Drain the cherries (reserve the syrup). Process ½ cup cherries with ½ cup syrup until smooth.
  3. Combine butter, chocolate, sugar, brandy and cherry puree in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until chocolate is melted.
  4. Transfer mix to a medium size bowl, and cool for 15 minutes
  5. Whisk sifted flours and cocoa into the chocolate mixture, and then the egg. Divide mixture between the 12 paper cases, making sure to smooth the surfaces of each cake.
  6. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
  7. Once done, stand cakes in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to finish cooling
  8. To make the topping, combine cream and cherry brandy. Whip until thick. Pipe onto each cake, grate some chocolate over the cream and finish with a cherry on top

  • It looks pretty.


  • You are so clever ! these look delicious ! and so pretty


  • Love, love, love Black Forest cake and these cupcakes look so scrumptious. Cupcake size means I can have more right?! ;)


  • May still have fights over the bigger one, at least easier then cutting slices,


  • black forest cupcakes where have you been all my life ??? what an awesome idea. As a kid the only birthday cake I would request is Black Forest Cake, I even made my own in school when doing cooking lessons! – I seriously have never thought to make a batter into cupcakes and then stash them in the freezer for just when ever I felt like black forest cake! – I cannot wait to make your recipe – thanks so much for sharing :)

    • I love Black Forest cake too! And that’s a great idea to freeze an emergency stash of them haha ???? Let me know when you make them if you like them!


  • Chocolate and cherries. A combination to die for!!

    • It is a winning combination and a delicious combination and honestly tastes heavenly! :)


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