Cupcakes and FitFluential (Opposites Attract)

23 Nov

I have a cupcake recipe for you! I’ve been way overdue for a while! Quite some time ago I made these Neapolitan Cupcakes from Courtney

Then one day I had a brainstorm, that took her recipe, and just tweaked it up a little. 

May I present to you:

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes


One box Pillsbury Golden Butter Cake Mix (prepared according to package directions)
1/2 cup Tart Cherry Preserves
Red Food Coloring
1 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate (melted and cooled)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Maraschino cherries

The how to:

Divide your batter evenly into two separate bowls. 

In one bowl stir in the cherry preserves and a few drops of the red food coloring until you get a dark pink/red hue to the batter.

These preserves are heavenly, in cupcakes, on toast, on a PBJ sammich…off the spoon

In the other bowl stir in the melted chocolate and cocoa powder.

Next, line your cupcake pans.  Add a spoonful of cherry batter to each cup. Then add a spoonful of chocolate batter on top of each spoonful of cherry batter. (or the other way around as you seen from my picture…)

Bake according to package directions (which I believe is 350 for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean).

One cooled, I frosted these with the traditional Hershey’s Chocolate Frosting and garnished with a Maraschino Cherry. 

Aren’t they cute?!

Chocolate and cherry is one of my favorite combos, and these little guys are to. die. for. 


Now, for something completely different. 

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