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BLACK FOREST CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

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Black Forest Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting have all the flavour of black forest cake in cupcake form and an irresistible Cream Cheese Frosting.

Ingredients

FOR THE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

  • 130  g  (1 cup / 4.5oz) plain (all purp) flour
  • 1/2  cup  (40g / 1.4oz) dutch processed cocoa (or plain unsweetened)
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda (bicarb)
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 113  g  (1/2 cup / 1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2  cup  (100g / 3.5oz) caster sugar
  • 1/2  cup  (100g / 3.5oz) dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2  eggs, room temp
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 3/4  cup  buttermilk, room temp

FOR THE CHERRY JAM

  • 3 cups frozen cherries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (notes)

FOR THE CREAMY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup caster (superfine) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plain (all purp) flour (notes)
  • 115 g (1/2 cup / 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 250 g cream cheese, softened

TO FINISH

  • 100 g dark (50%) chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 12 fresh cherries (notes)
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Instructions

FOR THE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F / 160C fan forced. Line your muffin tins with paper cases.
  2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the melted butter and both sugars until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl each time and beating well after each. Add the vanilla and beat to combine.
  4. Full instructions visit @sugarsaltmagic

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