Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

They have that classic Valentine’s Day look, but truthfully, this is a cupcake recipe that you can make all year long. Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes are for birthdays, other special occasions – or just because. You truly don’t need a reason to make these!

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

If you’re looking for other great cupcake recipes, may I suggest these classic Red Velvet Cupcakes. Another Valentine’s Day treat that is elegant enough for any occasion.

These Root Beer Cupcakes have a WOW when it comes to taste.

These cupcakes are wonderfully chocolatey, incredibly moist, and you simply cannot beat the combined taste of cherry and milk chocolate. What an epic combination!

Cherry Cupcakes recipe

Also, just talking about cherries makes me long for summer days when fresh cherries will be readily available.

It may only be February but this recipe has me dreaming of warmer months, and makes me count down to farmers market season!

chocolate cherry cupcakes

Anyway, these Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes are screaming to be made and devoured. As in, right now. Happy baking everyone!

These cupcakes contain the following ingredients: flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, Marashino cherry juice, milk, vegetable or canola oil, eggs, vanilla extract, water

Here are a couple of other cupcake recipes for you to fall in love with:

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chocolate cupcakes with a cherry on top on a white plate
Cherry Cupcakes recipe

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes have a classic Valentine's Day look. Chocolate cake with a  chocolate ganache and cherry buttercream icing



  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Marashino cherry juice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


  • 1 cup softened butter, 2 sticks
  • 1/8 tsp of salt, to taste
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, 330g
  • 3 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
  • Red food coloring, optional


  • ~ 2 cups Dark Chocolate Chips



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  2. In a bowl: combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add milk,chery juice, oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined.
  5. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter.
  6. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute.
  7. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into cupcake liners and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 30 minutes before frosting.


  1. Melt dark chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl.
  2. Once chocolate is melted, dip the top of the cupcake in the chocolate. Refridgerate for 15 minutes than top with Cherry Buttercream Frosting


  1. Cream butter and salt until fluffy.
  2. Mix in 1 cup of the powdered sugar then stir in maraschino cherry juice and optional red food coloring.
  3. Mix in remaining powdered sugar and mix until thouroughly combined
  4. Pipe onto cool cupcakes, using desired tip.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 24 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 2g

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  1. These do look perfect for Valentine’s Day! They might just have to be dessert this weekend!

  2. These Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes look delicious. The ingredients will make it so, especially the chocolates chips. The icing and cherry topping make it very appealing to the eye. Thank you for this giveaway.

  3. These look lovely, and my family loves cherry and chocolate. Thanks for the recipe.

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