Black Forest Cupcakes Recipe

Black Forest Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Black Forest Cupcakes

A rich chocolate base filled with tart cherries makes up these sweet black forest cupcakes! Whip up a tasteful batch in just one hour.

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 19 minutes
Total: 59 minutes



For Cupcakes:

  • 3ozbittersweet chocolate,finely chopped
  • cupunsweetened cocoa powder,regular or dutch processed
  • ¾cupwater,hot
  • ¾cupbread flour
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ¼cupcanola oil,plus 2 tbsp
  • 2large eggs
  • 2tspwhite vinegar
  • tspvanilla extract

For Filling and Topping:

  • cupscherry pie filling
  • cupsheavy cream
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • chocolate,or real chocolate sprinkles, finely chopped, for garnish



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place the chopped chocolate and cocoa powder in a medium bowl, then pour the hot water over the chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth.

  3. Transfer bowl to refrigerator and chill for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through chilling, until cooled.

  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, salt and baking soda.

  5. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the canola oil, eggs, vinegar and vanilla. Pour the chocolate mixture into oil mixture and stir until well combined, then add flour mixture and whisk until smooth.

  6. Divide batter evenly among 12 paper lined muffin cups, about ¼ cup in each.

  7. Bake in the oven for 17 to 19 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

  8. Allow cupcakes to cool in baking tin several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely.

Filling and Topping:

  1. Cut a hole in the centers of each cupcake, big enough to fit 1½ tablespoons of filling. Add about 1½ tablespoons of cherry pie filling to holes in cupcakes.

  2. In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, whip heavy cream on high speed until soft peaks form. Add ¼ cup granulated sugar and whisk until stiff peaks form.

  3. Pipe whipped cream over cupcakes then top each with a cherry and garnish with finely chopped chocolate or sprinkles.

  4. Allow to rest at room temperature for about 20 minutes.

  5. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 319.99kcal
  • Fat: 18.96g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.92g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.74g
  • Fiber: 1.66g
  • Sugar: 21.49g
  • Protein: 3.54g
  • Cholesterol: 71.76mg
  • Sodium: 179.25mg
  • Calcium: 34.14mg
  • Potassium: 132.05mg
  • Iron: 1.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 138.11µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.08mg
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