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Black Forest Cupcake Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano



  • 10 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 pieces eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Basic frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cherry filling:

  • 12 ounces pitted tart red cherries canned or bottled
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cherry liqueur or rhum
  • Cooking Procedure


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Combine flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda in a mixing bowl then whisk using a balloon whisk. This will be our dry ingredient mixture.
  • Place the softened butter on a clean mixing bowl then cream using an electric hand or stand mixer. Gradually add the sugar while creaming.
  • Put-in the vanilla extract and gradually whisk-in the eggs.
  • Alternately whisk in the dry ingredient mixture and buttermilk then continue mixing until well blended.
  • Arrange paper cups on your cupcake pans then pour-in the mixture in each cup. Do not completely fill the cups. Leave a space for expansion.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Meanwhile, make the filling by combining the filling ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Make a space in the middle of the cupcake by scraping it or inserting a hollow tube, then put a teaspoon or two of the filling.
  • Make the frosting by placing the heavy whipping cream in a bowl then whisk using an electric hand or stand mixer. Gradually mix-in the confectioners (powder) sugar and continue mixing until soft peaks form. Turn off the mixer and add the vanilla extract and fold.
  • Frost the cupcakes using the frosting.
  • Garnish with chocolate shavings (like what we had with the No-bake Chocolate fudge tart) and a fresh cherry on top.
  • Serve right away or refrigerate before serving.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g