Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentine's Day: Cherry Cordial Cupcakes

 I love Cherry Cordials, all 99 cents of them, and when I saw this recipe for a Cherry Cordial Cupcake at Confessions, I know I had to try it out!  I tried another recipe about a year ago that is similar with chocolate covered strawberries, but as a cherry lover, these are even better.  :O)  You start with 12 chocolate cupcakes (I actually just did 10, I find the icing to ratio cupcake is hard to conquer, and I'd rather end up with extra icing...I rarely do. 
Since I'm, like, practically gourmet, I use a boxed mix.  My pallet is so fine....I actually prefer box mixes....they are just so much moister than the 'real' thing.  In other news, I love Kraft Mac and Cheese.  Anyway, bake up your cupcakes.  And then for the icing mix: 
Cherry Icing:  2 sticks of butter (softened), 4 T. of juice from a jar of maraschino cherries, 4 c. of powdered sugar, and 1 t. of vanilla, beat for about a minute.  Chop up about half of the cherries (about 10, more or less depending on your preference), and mix for about a minute or so until medium. 
I filled a ziplock bag with icing, and I piped it high, and then I placed them in the refrigerator until chilled. 
 2.  Dip chilled cupcakes into melted chocolate, and then press a chocolate covered cherry on top before the chocolate hardens.  If you can't find the chocolate covered cherries, just plop a stemmed cherry on top. 
 Let the icing harden, and die of happiness.  Then resuscitate yourself because there are lots of great recipes to try at Confession's website, and you don't have time to lie around being dead from delight!


The Daily Smash said...

I love cherry cordials too they are my favorite at valentines I will need to try these out for sure yummy cant wait

Lisa said...

Wow! Those look delicious!

Tiffany@Fizzy Party! said...

Yum YUM YUM!!! I have a friend who is a cherryholic and she would LOVE these. I'm going to have to make them for her.

Megan said...

Making these for church tonight. Hoping nobody will like them and I can bring them all home with me!!