Black Forest Cupcakes

How have I never blogged about these before?! 
Simplest thing in the planet. And oh so yum. 

Pretty much, it's just chocolate cake, dump in maraschino cherries and use cream cheese frosting.  You can add more or less maraschino cherries, depending on preference. You can save the cherry juice to make these Cherry Frosted Vanilla Cupcakes.


All I do is whip up the chocolate cupcakes that are easy peasy, adding the cheeries (first shared here):

No Fail Chocolate Cupcakes

1 egg
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup shortening (or butter)
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup sour milk

Put in bowl in order given.  DO NOT stir until last item has been added.  Beat well.  (GENTLY STIR IN 1/2 SMALL JAR OF MARASCHINO CHERRIES)  Divide into paper lined cupcake pans. Makes 18 cupcakes (I make 14 out of this recipe).   Bake at 350 until done (which I bake them for 20 minutes).  Let cool.

And then a cream cheese frosting (first shared here):

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/2 stick of room temperature butter
1/2 box of cream cheese
Add desired amount of powdered sugar (~3 cups) and milk (a few splashes) to make it the consistency you're excited about. 


  1. Yum, I may just have to try these with my gluten free flour to surprise Miss Sweet tooth when she gets home from Kindergarten. I have leftover cream cheese frosting in the fridge that keeps calling my name. If I use it on these maybe it will stop ending up on my spoon every night by accident!

  2. They are so pretty! And sound very tasty as well. I've never made these before, but now I'll have to try it!



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