Black Forest Cupcakes

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This classic in cupcake form is sensationally tasty and incredibly moreish. enjoy in front of the fire with a cup of coffee and good book!

Ingredients;

175g (3/4 cup) Self raising flour

175g (3/4 cup) Unsalted butter

175g (3/4 cup) Caster sugar

175g (3/4 cup) Cocoa + extra for dusting

3 Eggs

2 tsp Vanilla extract

500ml Double cream

425g Cherries + 12 for decorating

Method;

§ Pre heat the oven to 140C/280F and prepare a 12 hole muffin tray

§ Cream the butter and sugar together

§ Sift in the flour, cocoa, and one egg

§ Add the eggs one at a time, giving the mixture a quickmix in between

§ Add the vanilla extract and stir

§ Divide the mixture between cases but do not over fill the cases

§ Bake for 20–25 mins, turning the tray half way through

§ Remove the cupcakes from the tray immediately and leave to cool

§ Meanwhile, make the filling by adding the cherries and 4 tbsp of caster sugar to a saucepan on a medium heat for about 20mins until all the liquid has evaporated

§ Blitz the cherry mixture with a hand blender until smooth

§ Cut out the centre of each cupcake with a teaspoon and fill with the cherry mixture

§ Whip the double cream until stiff and pipe in a swirl on to the cupcakes

§ Dust with extra cocoa and decorate with a cherry

§ Serve immediately.

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