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Chocolate Cherry Surprise Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Surprise Cupcakes
1 Hr
25 Min

This is one chocolate cupcake recipe that's sure to become one of your all-time favorites. Our Chocolate Cherry Surprise Cupcakes feature the timeless combo of chocolate and cherries, with the bonus of creamy vanilla ice cream. Not only are these easy to make, but they taste and look great too!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix, batter prepared according to the package directions
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries with stems, drained
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (16 ounce) container white frosting

What to Do

  1. Bake cake batter according to package directions for 18 cupcakes; let cool completely.
  2. Carefully slice off top of each cooled cupcake and hollow out center of cupcakes, reserving cake for another use.
  3. Reserve 18 maraschino cherries and set aside. Coarsely chop remaining cherries and place in a medium bowl. Add ice cream and chocolate chips; mix until well combined.
  4. Fill cupcakes with ice cream mixture, then replace tops. Freeze 1 hour, until firm, then frost each cupcake, and top with a reserved maraschino cherry. Serve or cover and keep frozen until ready to serve.


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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 18

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 357
  • Calories from Fat 141
  • Total Fat 16g 24 %
  • Saturated Fat 6.0g 30 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 2.8g 6 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 38mg 13 %
  • Sodium 279mg 12 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 51g 17 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5 %
  • Sugars 39g 0 %

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