Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cupcakes

A chocolate cupcake with a cherry surprise!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine the cake mix, oil, eggs and 1 cup of water in a mixing bowl. Stir until well blended.
  3. Place liners in a muffin pan. Using a 1/4 cup scoop, fill liners 1/2 full.
  4. Roll the maraschino cherries in flour. Place one cherry in the center of each cupcake.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. In a small saucepan, bring cordial cherries, powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter and whipping cream to a simmer. Mash the cherries and stir until melted.
  7. Simmer for 10 minutes, strain frosting into a bowl.
  8. Cool for 30 minutes, frost cupcakes.
  9. Grate chocolate bar to create shavings, then sprinkle frosted cupcakes with chocolate shavings. If desired, garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Jared,
ALDI Test Kitchen