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Cocoa Cherry Cupcakes

Posted by Trish on August 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

I am extremely excited to share this with you.  This isn't just any cupcake.  It marks a very special beginning in my life to an adventure.  What adventure?  I can't tell you that just yet, but it will come out sooner or later!

In other news, I've finally re-inhabited a kitchen, but J and I decided we will change our lifestyles a little.  A compromise, shall we say?  We agreed to eat well for 5 days a week and have 2 "cheat" days, where we can whatever we desire.  So now, I bake on those 2 days per week.  Which is still a lot more often than before.  I took advantage of this day to make Cocoa Cherry Cupcakes.

We start with a dark cocoa cake infused with sweet and tart cherry goodness.  Then we topped it all off with a giant pink swirl of sweet and tart cherry buttercream.  

I re-invented the cake and it turned out really well which I'm really excited about.  The slight downfall to this cupcake was that the frosting was a bit heavy handed with the sweetness (so much that I even had to admit it was a little too sweet), and the cherry flavour was slightly overwhelming also (mainly the tartness of the frosting).  Otherwise, the flavours paired great and it was delicious!!

I never knew how many people do not like cherries until I made these cupcakes.  I had to share these with friends so that there wouldn't be any temptations with leftovers once our cheat day was done.  However, once they heard the word "cherry", they would kindly decline.  I must admit, there are certain cherry desserts that I don't desire such as cherry-filled chocolates.  However, don't you agree that cherries are the "symbol" of desserts?  Think back to your childhood with the cherry-topped sundaes, and the cherry-topped cakes.  Cherries will always have a place in my heart <3. 





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