Fred's tips

Use an ice cream scoop or tablespoon measure when putting your mixture into the cases to ensure that each cupcake is the same size

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    Prep Time: Min
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Makes: 18 cupcakes


  • For the Cupcakes:
  • 225g Homepride Self-Raising flour
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g melted dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsps cherry jam
  • 120g chopped Amarena cherries
  • For the Buttercream:
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 100g melted dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp cherry jam
  • 18 cherries for topping
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For the cupcakes:

1. Mix together the butter, caster sugar and dark brown sugar

2. Add in the eggs

3. Add in the Homepride self raising flour and cocoa powder and mix well

4. Add in the melted dark chocolate & cherry jam

5. Add in the chopped cherries

6. Spoon into cupcake cases 2/3 full and bake at 140C for 45 mins

For the Buttercream:

1. Mix unsalted butter with icing sugar and cocoa powder

2. Add melted dark chocolate and cherry jam

3. Spoon or pipe onto cupcakes as desired

4. Top with a cherry