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Chocolate Cherry Brownie Cupcakes

A rich chocolate brownie cupcake flavoured with Cherries, filled with a surprise cherry jam centre and topped with a cherry jam buttercream and chocolate coated cherry. It’s safe to say this a chocolate and cherry lovers dream.

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WHAT ARE BROWNIE CUPCAKES?

If a brownie and a cupcake made children this is what they would become! Unlike cupcakes where the flour, butter and sugar ratio follows 1:1:1 these cupcakes side more with the brownie ratios and have a higher sugar content to butter (which is what gives them the sticky texture)

The method also follows the same process as Brownies with the butter and sugar being whisked together, followed by eggs, chocolate and finally folding through the flour. The one difference which lightens it up is the addition of milk!

THE BEST THINGS ABOUT BAKING WITH HOT CHOCOLATE POWDER

I’ve said countless times how much I love baking with Hot Chocolate. Not only is it the best substitute for cocoa powder but when its flavoured like the Whittard UK ones then it also doubles up as a flavouring essence. It’s a 2 for the price of 1 kinda ingredient!

THE WHITTARD CHERRY HOT CHOCOLATE

The Cherry Brownie Hot Chocolate is the newest limited edition flavour to hit the Whittard shelves, and it does not disappoint. The milk chocolate fusion of buttery brownie and sweet juicy cherry has to make it my favourite flavour of theirs yet!

The great added benefit is that it’s both Vegetarian and Vegan friendly, plus it’s Gluten Free so literally anyone and everyone can use it.

This edition is limited especially for Valentine’s Day and is available to buy online at whittard.co.uk now for just £9 a tub.

Whittard Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate
Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate
£8
Raspberry Ripple
Raspberry Ripple
£9
Rocky Road Hot Chocolate
Rocky Road Hot Chocolate
£8
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Hot Chocolate
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Hot Chocolate
Limited Edition
£9
Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate
Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate
£8
Raspberry Ripple
Raspberry Ripple
£9
Rocky Road Hot Chocolate
Rocky Road Hot Chocolate
£8
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Hot Chocolate
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Hot Chocolate
Limited Edition
£9
Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate
Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate
£8
Raspberry Ripple
Raspberry Ripple
£9
Rocky Road Hot Chocolate
Rocky Road Hot Chocolate
£8
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Hot Chocolate
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Hot Chocolate
Limited Edition
£9

If you like the idea of baking with Hot Chocolate you should also try out my Banoffee Hot Chocolate Cake and my Toffee Popcorn Cupcakes

Cherry Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

Rich chocolate brownie filled with cherry jam and topped with cherry buttercream and chocolate dipped cherry

Course Dessert
Keyword brownie, Cherry Chocolate, Cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

  • 110 g butter melted
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Whittard Limited Edition Chocolate Cherry Hot Chocolate powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 120 ml milk
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 170 g plain flour
  • 12 tsp cherry jam

Cherry Buttercream

  • 150 g butter softened
  • 300 g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp cherry jam
  • 12 fresh cherries
  • 100 g dark chocolate melted

Instructions

Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

  1. Line a cupcake tray with cupcake liners and preheat your oven to 170C

  2. Add the butter and sugar to a bowl and mix until well combined

  3. Beat in the eggs, milk and vanilla

  4. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and hot chocolate powder and mix well

  5. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients bowl and fold it through to form a smooth batter

  6. Split the mixture evenly between the cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes

  7. While its baking melt your dark chocolate in a bowl, then dip your 12 cherries into the melted chocoalte and leave on baking paper to set. Leave to one side.

Cherry buttercream

  1. Beat the butter and icing sugar together until smooth and fluffy then add the cherry jam and fold it through until the buttercream is tinted pink

  2. Fill a piping bag with your buttercream and pipe buttercream swirls onto your cupcakes then top each cupcake with a chocolate dipped cherry.

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