The Crazy Kitchen: Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

Dr Oetker is currently hosting a chocolate cupcake competition where entrants will be in with a chance of winning a trip for two to New York. You can find further details of The Great Chocolate Bake here.

I made my first batch of these chocolate cupcakes when I made my Mocha cupcakes. The cake is lovely and light and very moist and chocolatey. I mentioned before that now I've tried this recipe I don't think I will be baking any other kind of chocolate cupcake in the future and will instead experiment with fillings and toppings.

This time I decided to go with a chocolate cheesecake type of frosting with a juicy Morello cherry inserted into the middle of the cake, and topped off with some chocolate chunks.

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Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes - makes approx 12

100ml boiling water
35g Cocoa powder
190g Caster Sugar
115g Plain Flour
3/4 tsp Baking powder
3/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Egg
60ml Sunflower oil
125ml Milk

Cheesecake Frosting & decoration
100g Dr Oetker Fine Cooks Chocolate - extra dark, melted & cooled slightly
200g Full fat cream cheese
40g Icing sugar
Morello cherries
Dr Oetker milk chocolate chunks
  • Mix the water and cocoa powder together until smooth
  • Stir the remaining dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  • Beat in the egg, sunflower oil, milk & chocolate, mix for 2 minutes until smooth
  • The batter will be quite thin but that's ok
  • Ladle into the cupcake cases until 2/3 full
  • Bake in a 180 C oven for approx 18-20 minutes, until springy to the touch
  • Allow the cakes to cool fully on a wire rack
  • Make the frosting by beating the cream cheese, chocolate & icing sugar together
  • Using an apple corer or spoon cut the centre out of each cake and pop a cherry in before replacing the piece of cake
  • Decorate the cupcakes with the frosting and chocolate chunks
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I was sent some Dr Oetker products to use in my baking

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