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Chocolate Cherry Almond Cupcakes

These moist, gooey, chocolate cherry cupcakes with almond
frosting are perfect to pair with a simple cup of coffee or serve at an elegant
dinner party.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond, cherry, chocolate, cream cheese, cupcake, frosting
Servings: 36 Cupcakes
Author: TheCulinaryTwins


Double Chocolate Cherry Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • cups sugar
  • cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • cups buttermilk
  • cups warm water
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup cherries
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips

Vanilla Almond Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 8oz. packages cream cheese softened
  • 2 sticks butter softened


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Place cupcake liners in pan
  • Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt on low speed with either a fork or electronic beater
  • Beat together eggs and buttermilk in a separate bowl.
  • Add egg and buttermilk to dry ingredients.
  • Slowly add warm water and mix to combine.
  • Add coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Add cherries and chocolate chips
  • Fill cupcake liners ¾ of the way.
  • Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (make sure you don't confuse the cake with the melted chocolate)

Vanilla Almond Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Cream together cream cheese and butter.
  • Beat in powdered sugar.
  • Mix in almond and vanilla extract.
  • Frost Cupcakes after they are cooled.
  • Enjoy your cupcakes!