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Cherry-Topped Chocolate Cupcakes

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“Moist chocolate cake with a layer of cheesecake on top and topped with a cherry. What more could you want in a cupcake! Festive and perfect for parties.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
24
YIELD:
24 cupcakes
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate squares in a large microwave-safe bowl, on high in 30 second intervals until melted.
  3. Stir until smooth and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Add sugar and stir until combined.
  5. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  6. Stir in flour and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  7. Spoon chocolate mixture into 24 paper lined muffin cups, filling halfway.
  8. In a separate mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, remaining egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and powdered sugar on medium speed with an electric mixer: mix until fluffy.
  9. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over the chocolate mixture in prepared cups, spreading to edges of paper liners.
  10. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  11. Immediately press a cherry into each cupcake while cupcakes are still hot.
  12. Allow to cook on wire racks.

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