Black Forest  Cupcakes Recipe

What Flavor Is Black Forest?

Black forest cake takes layers of dark chocolate cake and fills and frosts them with lightly sweetened whipped cream and cherries. In my gluten-free version of black forest cake, I turn this idea into cupcakes!

Make Batter

Whisk together the dry ingredients, then add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and boiling water.


Divide the batter evenly between a cupcake tin and bake the cupcakes for about 20 minutes.


Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack.

Prepare Frosting

Bloom the gelatin in warm water. Whip together the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract, then add the gelatin.

Fill Cupcakes

Cut a well in the center of the cupcakes and fill each one with cherry pie filling.

Finish & Decorate

Pipe frosting onto each of the cupcakes. Garnish each cupcake with shaved chocolate and a cherry.

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