Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Cherry Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

This cake harkens back to those cherry chip boxed cake mixes of my childhood. Does that flavour still exist? I haven’t seen it in stores in years! But instead of being topped with a classic frosting, these are topped with a glossy ganache. It’s like a much needed upgrade on Cherry Cordials.
 
Cherry Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache
cupcakes baking recipes

Maraschino cherries were weirdly hard to find in my local grocery stores!
(Adapted from Creme de la Crumb)
Ingredients: 
(For the cake)
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 1/4 cups of sugar
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of milk
6 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
3 tablespoon of cherry juice (from the cherry jar)
1 10 oz jar of maraschino cherries (chopped finely)
(For the frosting)
2 cups of heavy cream
16 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

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The ganache starting to set on top of the cupcakes.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare your cupcake tray. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, stir together milk, egg whites, almond extract and cherry juice. In a third bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. 
 

Alternate adding the dry and wet mixtures into the sugar/butter mixture. Mix well until a smooth batter has formed. Lastly, fold in your chopped cherries.  Fill your cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. 
 

Allow the cupcakes to cool completely. Whilst they are cooling put your chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Add your heavy cream to a saucepan and heat until just boiling. Remove your cream from the heat quickly and pout over the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to sit in the cream for a minute or two before starting to mix it all together. Then stir it thoroughly until a smooth, glossy ganache has formed. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes or until completely cool before starting to frost your cupcakes.

cupcakes baking recipes
cupcakes baking recipes

Look at those glorious cherry chunks! 
 

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