Black Forest Cupcakes Recipe

It's the classic combination of chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream made in cupcake form.

If you love black forest cake, then you’ll love this mini cake version that has the flavors you love into each cupcake: dark chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream. 

Black Forest Cupcakes Recipe

Roselle Miranda
It's the classic combination of chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream made in cupcake form.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert, Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine American, German
Servings 14


Black Forest Cupcakes Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup Butter softened
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup dark chocolate melted
  • 1/2 Cup maraschino cherries chopped
  • 2 cups whipping cream Chilled
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered SUgar sifted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C. Place 14 cupcake liners into cupcake pans. Set aside.
  • In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer with the beater attachment, add and beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until lightened. Pour in maraschino cherry juice and beat until well mixed.
  • Meawhile, place a sieve over a large bowl. Add flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and sift.
  • Add half the flour mixture and beat on low untl just mixed in. Add yogurt and beat on low until combined. Add remaining flour mixture and beat in until just mixed. Fold in in melted chocolate and choped cherries.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, fill each cupcake liner with the batter. Bake in the preheated oven, rotating halfway through, for 12 minutes or until a toothpick into each cupcake emerges clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, pour whipping cream in a large bowl. Whisk until cream begins to siften. Add powdered sugar and gently whisk in until just mixed and the whipped cream is at soft peaks stage. Transfer to a piping bag and pipe whipped cream frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Serve chilled.
Keyword cherries, black forest
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