Black Forest Cupcakes

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Last year I was the lucky one in my office that found the baby in the king cake. Thanks to my sweet tooth, I had good odds of finding him!  The person that finds the baby has to bring a king cake the next year,  but Mardi Gras was during my nutrition challenge so I refused to make something I couldn’t eat. My tradeoff offer to the office was cupcakes of their choice after the challenge was over. They chose Black Forest Cupcakes. Here is my version with some instructions. These cupcakes were AMAZING! Please try them out, you won’t be disappointed!

Black Forest Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes

16 oz frozen dark sweet cherries

1/2 cup fine granulated sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon vanilla vodka

1 defrosted whip cream tub

1 cream cheese block softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup confectioners sugar

Melted dark chocolate

•Prepare cupcakes of your choice and let cool • For cherry filling: In a medium sauce pan, over medium-high heat, place frozen cherries, lemon juice, and vodka. Cook until cherries start releasing their juice.. Add sugar and cornstarch and continue to cook, stirring frequently until the cherrie mixture looks about like pie filling • For frosting: Beat cream cheese and vanilla extract until smooth. Add sugar and continue to beat. Then add whip cream and beat until well incorporated • After cupcakes are cooled use a paring knife to cut a medium size cone out of the cupcake top. To do that just place the knife at an angle about 1/4 inch from cupcake edge and make a circle around the cupcake. Remove the cone top, fill the cupcakes with the cherry filling, Then put the cone back on to the cupcake like a little hat. Top with frosting and drizzle melted chocolate over the top • Enjoy!

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