Public Lives: Sequins Are A Girls Best Friend | Secret Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Public Lives: Sequins Are A Girls Best Friend Secret Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

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Public Lives: Sequins Are A Girls Best Friend Secret Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Public Lives: Sequins Are A Girls Best Friend Secret Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

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Public Lives: Sequins Are A Girls Best Friend Secret Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Public Lives: Sequins Are A Girls Best Friend | Secret Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
 
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Ingredients
  • for the cupcakes:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • for the frosting:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp maraschino cherry juice
  • ½ cup finely chopped maraschino cherries
  • pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar, for topping
Instructions
  1. for the frosting:
  2. With electric mixer, beat butter until smooth.
  3. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar & 4 tbsp of maraschino cherry juice. Mix.
  4. Add the remaining powdered sugar & chopped maraschino cherries. Beat until fully combined.
  5. to assemble:
  6. Using a serrated knife, cut off the top of the cupcake.
  7. Cut a heart shape out of the top with a cookie cutter.
  8. Spread frosting onto the cupcake base & place cutout top back onto cupcake.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar & enjoy!

Recipe Source — Hershey’s

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