Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stuffed Black Forrest Cupcakes!

♥♥ Intermediate

These are my #1 Favorite Cupcakes EVER!

What you'll need:

1 package chocolate cake mix (unless you're up for making your own batter) - This is what I would suggest if you're using a mix.
1 package (8oz) Philladelphia Cream Cheese
1 Egg
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1/2 Can Cherry Pie Filling
1 Jar of Marachino Cherries

How to do it:  
1. Preheat the oven to 350*, and mix the cake batter as directed on the package.

2. Mix cream cheese, egg, and sugar until well blended.  Don't over mix though, just until creamy.

3. Pour 1 1/2 Tablespoons cake batter into baking cups, cover with 1 Tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture. Top with 2-3 cherries of the pie filling, and cover with remaining batter.  (Once all is said and done, you shouldn't be able to see any cherries or cream cheese!)

4. Bake for 18-23 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan, and then remove and let set on a wire rack.

5. Top with Butter Cream Frosting and a cherry!

These make a really great treat for gifts.  Everyone is always impressed when they take a bite of these special cupcakes, and discover that they're filled!