Thursday, May 24, 2007

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes, by Jenifer

Chocolate cherry Cupcakes

8 oz butter (room temp)

3/4 c sugar

2 eggs (beaten)

2 c flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 c unsweetened cocoa

1 c milk

1 1/3 c cherries (pitted and halved)

Preheat oven to 400 F

~Cream butter &sugar for 4-5 minutes (until light and fluffy)

~Slowly beat in eggs

~whisk together flour, cocoa, salt & baking powder. Add to egg mixture along with milk. Mix just long enough to blen all ingredients (no more than 20 seconds say)

~Fold in halved cherries (no more than another 10 seconds)

~Let rest 10 minutes

~Fill greased muffin cups to brim with batter

~Bake 20-25 mins (until toothpick in middle is clean)

~Let cool 10 mins. before removing

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