Black forest cupcakes

Black forest cupcakes

Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes with a Cherry Twist

Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of these chocolate cupcakes with a cherry twist. These cupcakes are a delightful treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you wanting more. The combination of moist chocolate cake, luscious cherry filling, and creamy frosting is simply irresistible.

Nutritional Benefits

  1. Cherries: Cherries are packed with antioxidants that help fight inflammation and promote heart health. They are also a good source of vitamins A and C.
  2. Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder is rich in flavonoids, which have been shown to have antioxidant properties. It also contains minerals such as iron, magnesium, and zinc.
  3. Almonds: Almonds are a great source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. They also provide vitamins and minerals like vitamin E and magnesium.
  4. Eggs: Eggs are a good source of protein and contain essential nutrients like vitamin B12 and selenium.
  5. Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt is high in protein and calcium. It also provides probiotics, which promote a healthy gut.


  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  7. 1 cup granulated sugar
  8. 2 large eggs
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  11. 1/2 cup milk
  12. 1 cup cherries, pitted and chopped
  13. 1/4 cup almond flakes
  14. Whipped cream for frosting

Processing Steps

  1. Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Step 2: In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Step 3: In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Step 4: Mix in the dry ingredients alternately with the Greek yogurt and milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Fold in the chopped cherries and almond flakes.
  5. Step 5: Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
  6. Step 6: Once cooled, frost the cupcakes with whipped cream and garnish with additional cherries and almond flakes.

Tips and Recommendations

- To enhance the cherry flavor, you can add a teaspoon of cherry extract to the batter.
- For a festive touch, sprinkle some chocolate shavings on top of the whipped cream frosting.
- Serve these cupcakes chilled for a refreshing treat during warm weather.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- When pitting cherries, use a cherry pitter or a straw to easily remove the pits.
- When measuring flour, spoon it into the measuring cup and level it off with a knife for accurate results.
- Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before starting the recipe for better mixing and baking results.

Shopping List:

  1. All-purpose flour
  2. Cocoa powder
  3. Baking powder
  4. Baking soda
  5. Salt
  6. Unsalted butter
  7. Granulated sugar
  8. Eggs
  9. Vanilla extract
  10. Greek yogurt
  11. Milk
  12. Cherries
  13. Almond flakes
  14. Whipped cream

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