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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Chocolate curls, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • 2. Spoon batter by 1/4 cupfuls into paper-lined muffin cups. Place a rounded teaspoonful of pie filling in the center of each cupcake. Set remaining pie filling aside.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. Frost cupcakes; top each with one cherry from pie filling. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Refrigerate remaining pie filling for another use.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 252 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


Average Rating:
  • TychaBrahe
    Oct 22, 2016

    What sort of pie filling are people using? Mine didn't have any whole cherries in it, and I don't remember seeing an option like that at the store. It was just a glutinous mass of cherry flavored gel. Cupcakes were tasty, but no cherries for the top.

  • debbiestreet
    Dec 14, 2014

    so yummy and easy to make . Debbie. Las Vegas.

  • gunslinger
    Sep 10, 2014

    Very tasty, very easy to make, very pretty. A winner all the way around!

  • bjfabrizio
    Feb 15, 2013

    I made these for a Valentine treat. They are very easy and also delicious! I did use my own homemade frosting which is tastier and just as easy. This recipe is a keeper!

  • b7jgxcup
    Dec 31, 1969

    I love The way you have your web sight set up. Thanks. It is so easy.

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