Cherry Vanilla Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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15Ingredients
60Minutes
540Calories

Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups self rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 7 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 13 ounces cherries (in syrup, drained)
  • 1 1/3 pounds cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
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    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Line a 12 hole cupcake pan with paper liners. Beat the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla extract until creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Fold in the flour and baking soda, then stir in 5 tbsp of the milk.
    2. Divide 2/3 of the cake mixture among the cupcake molds. Mix the remaining milk with the cocoa powder and stir in the remaining cake mixture. Spoon over the top of the vanilla batter.
    3. Lightly press the cherries into the top of the chocolate batter. Bake for 20-25 mins. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 mins, then remove and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
    4. Beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star-shaped nozzle and pipe onto each cupcake using a spiralling motion. Chill for 30 mins.
    5. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Allow to cool slightly, then spoon over the frosting.
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    NutritionView More

    540Calories
    Sodium31% DV740mg
    Fat52% DV34g
    Protein18% DV9g
    Carbs17% DV51g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories540Calories from Fat310
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat34g52%
    Saturated Fat20g100%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol160mg53%
    Sodium740mg31%
    Potassium270mg8%
    Protein9g18%
    Calories from Fat310
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate51g17%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars29g58%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C6%
    Calcium15%
    Iron15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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