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Chocolate Cherry Surprise Cupcakes

(1 Votes)
Updated August 12, 2016
SERVES
18
CHILL TIME
1 Hr
COOK TIME
25 Min
READY IN
1 Hr 25 Min

This is one chocolate cupcake recipe that'll soon be one of your all-time favorites. The timeless combo of chocolate and cherries in a cupcake? Yes, please!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix, batter prepared according to the package directions
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1/2 cup (3 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (16 ounce) container milk chocolate frosting
What To Do:
  1. Bake cake batter according to package directions for 18 cupcakes; let cool completely.
     
  2. Carefully slice off top of each cooled cupcake and hollow out center of cupcakes, reserving cake for another use.
     
  3. Slice 9 maraschino cherries in half and set aside. In a medium bowl, coarsely chop remaining cherries; add ice cream and chocolate chips, and mix until well combined.
     
  4. Fill hollowed-out cupcakes with ice cream mixture then replace tops. Freeze 1 hour, until firm, then frost each cupcake and top with a reserved maraschino cherry half. Serve, or cover and keep frozen until ready to serve.
     
Notes

Are you a chocolate fan? Then we think you're going to love the chocolate dessert recipes featured in our free eCookbook, Death by Chocolate: Dessert Heaven with 30 of Our Best Chocolate Recipes.

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