Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes

May/June 2010

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The chopped cherries blend into the ultra-rich chocolate cake, giving these cupcakes a slight cherry flavor while keeping it super-moist with little added oil. The combination of reduced-fat cream cheese and sour cream gives the frosting cheesecake-like flavor with about 40 calories and 3 grams saturated fat less than a traditional cream cheese frosting.

"I've made this fabulous cupcake recipe twice now and it's been a hit both times. I used nonfat Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream in the frosting and it's unbelievably rich. P.S. Has anyone ever baked it as a cake? What adjustments...
Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes

10 Reviews for Chocolate-Cherry Cupcakes


I've made these twice, both times so dry. I'm sure they can be tweaked to be more moist.


I also found these to be a bit on the dry side but the flavor is great. I added extra cherries and another egg and will add extra milk when I make again. I also used greek yogurt instead of sour cream in the frosting so it had a bit less body. All in all though, delicious!

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 40 weeks ago

Don't bake alot anymore but

Don't bake alot anymore but my go to Coffe Cake is a stand by
I use plain non fat yogurt .in place of the sour cream works just fine. Any time sour crm is called for I use plain non fat yogurt
dips and baking

Decadent chocolate w/ a lite topping

The cupcakes are delish! I used a dark chocolate cocoa powder which made them even more decadent. Though I swapped plain FF Greek yogurt for sour cream and ended up w/ a frosting on the runny side. Guessing I should have added more powdered sugar...

Rich, moist, satisfying, nutrient rich
Ready for the oven!
Try adding chocolate chips and skipping the frosting.

Use whipped cream instead of frosting. The simplicity of the cream balances out the rich chocolate flavor.

Delish! - add twice the cherries

If you add twice the cherries the cupcake is so much more moist! You can also ass some chocolate chips to make it more rich (not necessary though - delicious without the chips!)

wonderful flavor!

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