June 25, 2011

Chocolate cherry cupcakes!

Scroll down for text and recipe in English!

Jag vet vad ni tänker. Inlagda körsbär? Vem äter det egentligen? Det för genast tankarna till den där pralinen i Aladdins chokladask som alltid blir ensam kvar (förutom när min bror är i närheten). Men jag lovar, i det här sammanhanget är det faktiskt väldigt gott! Självklart går de att utesluta om man vet att man inte tycker om dem, men de gör ganska mycket för smaken faktiskt.

Annars försöker jag mest hitta anledningar att få fota körsbär. De är så naturligt vackra och väldigt tacksamma att fotografera!

Cirka 10 st

•200 g mjöl
•2 msk kakao
•0,5 tsk bikarbonat
•180 g socker
•50 g rumsvarmt smör
•1 stort ägg
•0,5 tsk vaniljpulver
•0,5 dl rapsolja
•0,5 dl filmjölk

•Körsbär i rom

Värm ugnen till 150 grader C. Blanda de torra ingredienserna i en skål. Vispa rumsvarmt smör och socker fluffigt i en annan skål. Tillsätt ägget och olja och vispa till en jämn smet. Tillsätt de torra ingredienserna och filmjölken i omgångar, börja och sluta med mjölet. Fyll muffinsformarna till 2/3 och grädda cirka 25-30 minuter. Låt svalna. Skär ett litet hål i varje muffin och fyll med ett körsbär.

Whipped cream cheese frosting

•150 gram cream cheese
•1,5 dl grädde
•0,5 tsk vaniljextrakt
•1 dl florsocker

Vispa grädden i en stor skål. Blanda cream cheese, florsocker och vaniljextrakt i en annan skål. Häll över cream cheeseblandningen i vispgrädden och vispa ytterligare. Känns frostingen för lös, ställ den i kylskåpet en stund.

In English:

I know what you're thinking. Cherries in rum? Who the heck eats that? The first thing I think of is the chocolate praline filled with preserved cherries from the chocolate box Aladdin (which we usually eat around christmas in Sweden) which are always the only ones left in the box (except when my brother is around). But I promise, in this case they are delicious! If you know you don't like them, simply exclude them and replace with something else. They really do taste great in this recipe though!

Other than that I'm just looking for excuses to take pictures of cherries. They are so beautiful and very gratifying to photograph!

Chocolate cupcakes
Makes approx. 10

•200 g flour
•2 tbsp cocoa powder
•0,5 tsp baking soda
•180 g sugar
•50 g butter, at room temperature
•1 large egg
•0,5 tsp vanilla powder
•0,5 dl canola oil
•0,5 dl buttermilk

•Preserved cherries in rum (optional)

Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add oil and egg beating well.
Add flour mixture and buttermilk in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down sides of bowl. Fill paper liners about 2/3 full and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool while you make the frosting. Cut a hole in the center of each cupcake and fill with a (or more if you want to) preserved cherry.

Whipped cream cheese frosting

•150 grams cream cheese
•1,5 dl heavy whipping cream
•0,5 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1 dl powdered sugar

Whip the cream in a large bowl. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla in another bowl. Mix everything together and whip until smooth. If the frosting is runny, put the bowl in the fridge for a while.

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  1. I could dive right into the cream and pull the cherry down over my head. Delightful.

  2. The recipes looks delicious and your photography is GORGEOUS!

  3. you know what, I really want to make this. cherries are in season right now so it would be perfect. But i'd make it for friends so no rum :D

  4. I adore how you can make a fairly simple combination like chocolate & cherry look absolutely amazing. Your whole blog is stunning!

  5. I love your cupcakes, they're precious!! And i am sure they're just a delight...

  6. These look so heavenly, I love the deep colours of the cherries and chocolate they look amazing together :)

  7. Jag har också funderat på såna cupcakes som jag såg för länge sen i en tidning.
    Vill även passa på och skriva att jag har tävling som pågår hos mig nu.hoppas du vill vara med.

  8. The cherries are just perfecto! Are you using a light box? I am really adoring those cupcakes. I'd love for you to guest post someday? What do you think?

  9. Vad gott med körsbärscupcake. Och fina blev de också!

  10. Absolutely fantastic!!! Wowww!!!
    Great recipe and great pictures!!!

    { Scacco alle Regine }

  11. so,so pretty.Thank you for it!!!

  12. Thanks everyone!

    Elle Marie - I'm very flattered that you would like me to guest post, but right now I have so much going on that I can barely manage to update my own blog. But maybe sometime in the future?! :-)

  13. just stumbled onto your blog. oh my word. it is beautiful.
    have a wonderful day
    ♥ hanlie

  14. körsbär is the best!

  15. Hi Linda, just need to ask - for preserve cherries in rum, do we just soak fresh cherries (maybe cut in half?) in rum like overnight or something? Thanks!

  16. Ramsha Zia SiddiqiNovember 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Gorgeous! I love the concept and the recipe is easy to follow. Will definitely try this out! Also, the photography in your blog is absolutely stunning!


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