Dark Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes

Moist, chocolaty cupcakes with juicy pie cherries inside. Adapted from Kelly Smith's "Dark Chocolate Cake II."
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  • Serves: 24 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease or line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. Step 2

    Stir flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Dig a well in the center and pour in buttermilk, eggs, butter, oil, and almond extract. Begin stirring, then use an electric mixer to make to a smooth, thick batter. Pour in cherry pie filling and stir until distributed.
  3. Step 3

    Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full. Try to distribute cherries evenly.
  4. Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 23 to 27 minutes. Let cool completely.