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Cherry Cordial Cupcakes

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Everything you love about a cherry cordial- the cherry cream center, the rich chocolate coating- made into a bite sized cupcake. Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes Bake time: 15-20 minutes Makes 36 mini cupcakes

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  • Cupcakes
  • 1 package Duncan Hine's Devils Food Cake Mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Filling
  • 1 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powedered sugar
  • 3 Tb. maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, coarsely chopped and well-drained
  • Frosting
  • 1 Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Starter
  • 1 Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Cherry Vanilla Flavor pouch
  • Glaze
  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 Tb. butter

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the cups of mini cupcake pans with decorative liners. Mix and bake Devil's Food cupcakes according to package. Move to wire racks and allow to cool completely.
  2. Place whipping cream in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until slightly thickened. Add powdered sugar; continue beating until stiff peaks form. Add cherry juice and vanilla and beat until well-mixed. Fold in chopped cherries. Cover bowl tightly and put in the refrigerator.
  3. Mix together frosting starter and cherry vanilla flavor pouch. Load into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip; set aside.
  4. Using a small, sharp knife cut a small hole in the middle of each cupcake and remove some cake.
  5. Fill each cupcake with one teaspoon of cherry filling. Then, pipe frosting on top of each cupcake. Put the cupcakes in the freezer.
  6. Place the chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 15-second intervals until butter is melted. Whisk the mixture until it is smooth.
  7. Working quickly, take cupcakes from the freezer and dip the frosting in the melted chocolate, letting any excess drip off.
  8. Return to the freezer for 5 minutes. Either serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  9. Enjoy!

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Always freeze and toast nuts

Always freeze and toast nuts

Nuts stay fresh longer when stored in the freezer. Before using them in a recipe I always toast them in the over, 350 degrees for about 5 to 10 minutes just keep an eye on them and stir them a few times so they don't burn. The 5 to 10 minutes if for FROZEN nuts. If they are not frozen it may only take a few minutes. The heat helps to release the oil in the nuts which results in more flavor for your baked goods.

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