Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

 

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

Ummmm…. YUM. OOOO delicious, tastEEEE……nom, nom, nommy!

Everyone who partook of these tasty morsels uttered Yuuummmmm-oooo-deeeelishOUS, what can I say other than these cupcakes are delicious!  And YES yummy.  The next time it’s your turn to bring a treat somewhere, these cupcakes are the money.  You will make friends and influence people with these cupcakes.  (Yummy, delicious, tasty, are words that as a food writer I’m suppose to steer clear of….but sometimes one has to default to her native language.)

I have to admit I normally default to a sheet cake for potlucks.   I don’t really like to mess with frosting 24 cupcakes.  I rather slather the frosting over the top of one flat cake.  However, I was making them for the teachers and they do work so hard, and love on my kids so well, I really wanted to make them something they could grab and take with them set on their desk and anticipate a bit before they mawed it down.

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This is what you will need for the cake.  Then of course there’s the ganache, and the “Best Frosting I ever Had” goes on top of that.  Normally when making this in sheet cake form I don’t add the extra frosting I only make the cake and pour the ganache over it while it’s warm.  Ommahgerd it’s so dern good.  (oops good is not a good word to use either)

 

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Good.

Good.

Good. Good.

Chocolate Covered Cherry CupcakesSorry I am feeling cooped up and very sassy today.  Once again the weather is cold and crappy!  Summer where for art thou……er maybe spring…..spring where for art thou spring, then summer.
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

After these babies come out of the oven spoon the, oh so easy to make, chocolate ganache over cupcakes, and then refrain from eating as is.  Allow to cool, for the next dose of yum.

 

IMG_2358This frosting is curiously, strange,  and freaky…..I found the recipe here.  It has flour in it, but it tastes like whipping cream.  Go figure.  I added chopped maraschino cherries to the recipe to make it pretty in pink and to round out the chocolate covered cherry flavor.  QUIZ : Who starred in the 1986 movie Pretty in Pink? And where is she now?  ( I do not know the answer to the second question I seriously want to know where is she now?)

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

Line these beauties up on a platter and march them off to your next gathering.  Or keep them in the refrigerator and pop them in your kiddos lunches as a special treat!

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with LOVE, Sheila

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  1. 1
    Dana :

    Just wondered why you make the frosting and ganache yourself but use a packet cake mix? Do you think they are better than homemade?

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      Sheila :

      Ha! That’s a good question. The original recipe that I’ve made forever…did not include the frosting, only the ganache. I just added the frosting for these cupcakes. I don’t think a box mix is better than from scratch, but they are convenient and I think pretty darn good in most cases!

  2. 2

    I don’t know anyone in Australia that would consider making a cake from a packet. They do sell cake mixes in the stores so some people must buy them. My friends are all righteous I think. I’d use a package if I was pressed for time and needed a dessert in a hurry.

    These cupcakes look perfect for my next gathering. :)

    • 2.1
      Sheila :

      I lived in Germany for awhile and it’s the same there. I think it is definitely an American thing. There’s a whole cookbook devoted to using cake mixes in different ways. I’m not against it…..obviously ;)

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    Kirstin :

    Molly Ringwald is singing and writing books. Those cupcakes look so good!

    • 3.1
      Sheila :

      She’s singing and writing books?! Wow! Thanks for for stopping in and keeping me up to date ;) xox have a great weekend. Sheila

  4. 4

    Sometimes I need the convenience of a cake mix! The icing looks so creamy and lucious! Yum!

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