Sunday, January 3, 2010

Recipe of the Week - Easy Black Forest Cupcakes

Week 25

Start with a dark chocolate cake mix. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. For a nicer textured cake, sift the ingredients in the box into a large bowl. Mix all the wet ingredients- water, eggs, oil, in a separate bowl. Add 1 teaspoon almond extract to the wet ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry cake mix & blend until smooth.

Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.  Bake 15-18 minutes.  Cool completely.

Frost the cupcakes with your favorite buttercream or canned Fluffy White frosting.  Put one tablespoon of cherry pie filling on top of the buttercream frosting & garnish with shaved chocolate.

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