Since I found out on Shelterrfic that Martha Stewart has designated this week "Cupcake Week," I figured now was as good a time as any to post my chocolate cherry cupcakes I made on Sunday in celebration of the cherry blossoms. The recipe is from Nigella Lawson. Not surprisingly, her version looks much cuter. Something to do with the chocolate icing and little cherry on top. Mine were as nude on top as exotic dancers, but no less delicious.
First are the ingredients: butter, bittersweet chocolate, eggs, sugar, flour, and cherry jam. The cupcakes are actually easy to make.
Everything can be mixed in the pot you melt the butter and chocolate in. Now, I'm warning you, at this point, you may be tempted to eat it all, but be patient. Though, I can't blame you if you at least taste it.
The finished product. Mine sunk a bit, but tasted great. I tried making an icing out of just confectioners sugar and water, but it did nothing for the cakes, so I left them go as is.