Chocolate-Cherry Layered Cupcakes

Rich chocolate cake. Yummy layers of pudding, cherries and chocolate drizzle.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
box devil's food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1/2
teaspoon almond extract, if desired
1
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
2
containers (4 oz each) vanilla pudding
1
container chocolate frosting

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes, adding almond extract to batter. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Just before serving, remove paper baking cups. Cut cupcake in half horizontally with serrated knife. On bottom half of cupcake, spoon 1 tablespoon cherry pie filling; top with 2 teaspoons vanilla pudding. Replace top of cupcake.
  • 3 Spoon frosting into small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds. Stir thoroughly until very soft and smooth, microwaving 5 to 15 seconds longer if necessary. Spoon 1 tablespoon frosting over top of cupcake. Top with 1 cherry from pie filling.
  • 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 with remaining cupcakes. Serve immediately.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes, adding almond extract to batter. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Just before serving, remove paper baking cups. Cut cupcake in half horizontally with serrated knife. On bottom half of cupcake, spoon 1 tablespoon cherry pie filling; top with 2 teaspoons vanilla pudding. Replace top of cupcake.
  • 3 Spoon frosting into small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds. Stir thoroughly until very soft and smooth, microwaving 5 to 15 seconds longer if necessary. Spoon 1 tablespoon frosting over top of cupcake. Top with 1 cherry from pie filling.
  • 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 with remaining cupcakes. Serve immediately.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Just the two of you? Bake and cool cupcakes as directed. Make desired number of layered cupcakes. Wrap remaining cupcakes tightly in plastic wrap, and freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.