Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cherry Cordial Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream frosting

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Originally uploaded by kel h
I made these for a housewarming party tonight. Makes 1 dozen

Preheat oven to 350

Mix 1 1/3 c flour, 1 c sugar, 1/3c cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/8 tsp salt. Add 1 egg, 3/4c water, 6tbsp melted butter, 1 tsp vanilla extract.

In another bowl mix 1 8oz pkg creme cheese, 1/4 c sugar, 1 egg, 1/3c cherry pie filling, 2 tbsp coffee liqueur, 2 tbsp rum (the book calls for 1/2 c chocolate chips, but I omitted). Chill for 15 min

Fill your liners 1/4 with chocolate batter. Then add a tbsp creme cheese mix, and a tbsp cherry pie filling. Then cover with another dollop of chocolate batter. You should be a bout 2/3 to 3/4 full.

Bake for 20 min. Cool in the pan.

Melt1 1/2c white chocolate chips, 1/2 stick butter with 3tbsp milk. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract. When combined, put in mixer and gradually add approximately 4 to 4 1/2c powdered sugar. Add sugar and milk to desired consistency (I also tossed in a shot of rum, because I'm like that)