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Dessert Tonight? Try Chocolate Cherry Cupcake Bites!

Blog Post created by humanaadmin3 Moderator on Aug 7, 2018

Win rave reviews from kids and adults alike with these miniature cupcakes!

 

Prep time: 15 min / Cook time: 17 min

Serves 48

SmartPoints: 3

 

Ingredients

 

  • 4 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 18 14 oz unprepared packaged devil's food cake, or similar chocolate cake mix, divided
  • 2 Tbsp apple butter
  • 2 Tbsp water, warm (or more to yield smooth batter)
  • 2 tsp almond extract, divided
  • 16 oz canned sweet cherries packed in light syrup, drained (dark, pitted cherries)
  • 13 cup(s) apple butter
  • 12 cup(s) regular liquid egg substitute

 

Instructions

 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat two 24-hole mini muffin pans with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, make frosting: Mix together 1 cup cake mix, 2 tablespoons apple butter, water and 1 teaspoon almond extract until smooth (add extra water if necessary); set aside.
  • Place drained cherries on a paper towel. Pat cherries dry, place on cutting board and coarsely chop; set aside.
  • In a mixer on slow speed, combine remaining cake mix, 1/3 cup apple butter, remaining almond extract and egg substitute for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and mix until smooth, about 2 minutes more; stir in cherries.
  • Fill muffin pans 3/4 full with cherry mixture. Bake until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean, about 15 to 17 minutes. Allow to cool in pans for 5 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely. Frost each cupcake with 1 teaspoon reserved frosting.
  • Serving size: 1 cupcake

 

Notes

 

Although we used canned cherries, when they're in season you can use 1 cup fresh, chopped, pitted Bing cherries instead.

 

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Source: Chocolate Cherry Cupcake Bites

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