Chocolate-Cherry Layered Cupcakes

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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