Cherry Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

This cherry chocolate cupcake recipe uses the same basic ingredients as standard-sized cakes: butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. The cherry jam is a delicious addition to this chocolate cupcake.

  Time to cook

  Preparation Time: 15 mins.

  Cooking Time: 25 mins.

Total Time: 40 mins.


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Chocolate Cupcakes


125g butter
100g plain chocolate
250g cherry jam
125g caster sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
150g self-raising flour, sifted


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (Electric oven | Electric fan oven 160°C | Gas Mark 4) and place the paper cases into a muffin tin.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over a gentle heat. Add the chocolate and continue stirring until smooth.
  • Allow to cool slightly and then put into a bowl and beat in the jam, sugar and eggs, and then stir in the flour to combine to a smooth mixture.
  • Drop the cherry chocolate cupcake mixture into the paper cases and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes. Allow to cool a little and then lift the cherry chocolate cupcakes out of the muffin tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • When cool top with chocolate ganache and a glace cherry. Using 100g plain chocolate and 100ml double cream -
    • Chop the chocolate into pieces, put into bowl and set aside.
    • Add the double cream to a saucepan and heat over a medium heat until just boiling.
    • Add the boiling cream to the chocolate pieces and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
    • Using a whisk, beat the mixture until thoroughly combined.

  This recipe was last updated on 26 October 2011


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