Just a gal addicted to the sweet stuff...desserts that is. Exploring all kinds of recipes and am sharing with the world!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Easy Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes
Yes Im doing yet another cupcake blog. But this was for my firend Ashley's birthday! I just used a simple chocolate cake mix and then added a can of cherry pie filling. The actual cupcake came out nice and moist with a good cherry bite. If you want more of a strong cherry flavor, I suggest adding some cherry flavored surup or some cherry extract, maybe a couple of teaspoons. The icing is a super easy ganache. I didnt want it to thicken up because i wanted that nice glossy shine so I just used about 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips and 2 cups of heavy whipping cream. I heated the cream to a light boil, while stirring to avoid burning, and then added to the chocolate chips. I left the bowl unstirred to heat up the chips and then whisked until smooth. Once cooled, I dipped the cupcake into the ganache mixture and added a maraschino cherry on top. These were super simple and very delicious. They're good on a short time frame too!
These are on my little portable cupcake display holder that attches to my cupcake pan. Its pretty spiffy!
I used Ariel cupcake liners because The Little Mermaid is her favorite movie :)