Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Rich chocolate cake. tasty layers of pudding, cherries and chocolate drizzle.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 24

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil’s food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1/2
teaspoon almond extract, if desired
1
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
2
containers (4 oz each) vanilla pudding
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes, adding almond extract to batter. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Just before serving, remove paper baking cups. Cut cupcake in half horizontally with serrated knife. On bottom half of cupcake, spoon 1 tablespoon cherry pie filling; top with 2 teaspoons vanilla pudding. Replace top of cupcake.
  • 3 Spoon frosting into small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds. Stir thoroughly until very soft and smooth, microwaving 5 to 15 seconds longer if necessary. Spoon 1 tablespoon frosting over top of cupcake. Top with 1 cherry from pie filling.
  • 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 with remaining cupcakes. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Just the two of you? Wrap baked cupcakes tightly in plastic wrap, and freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.