Black Forest Muffins Filled with Cherries

black Forest cupcakes

If you love the German Black Forest cake you will love these Black Forest Muffins filled with cherries. It’s the alternative for a cake, and they are very easy to make. The usage of the German Kirschwasser or -schnaps is optional, alternatively add some rum flavor. Enjoy with a cup of German coffee. Happy Baking!

Ingredients Black Forest Muffins

(makes 12 muffins)
100 g butter
50 g bitter sweet chocolate, chopped
130 g sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 dash salt
180 g flour
3 tbsp cocoa, unsweetened
100 ml milk

½ jar sour cherries – about 300 g
2 tbsp corn starch
1 tbsp Kirschwasser (schnaps), optional – or rum flavor
400 ml heavy cream
1 package whip it, optional
1 package vanilla sugar
2 tbsp grated chocolate
12 muffin paper forms
german baking ingredients

Baking Instructions Black Forest Muffins

Make Base Cake for Muffins
– Pre-heat oven 180 C / 360 F.
– Place paper forms into a muffin tray.
– Using double boiler method melt butter together with chopped chocolate.
– Set aside and let cool off a bit.

– Add sugar to the chocolate cream, beat until bubbly, then add eggs one after the other.
– Combine flour with salt, baking powder and cocoa.
– Sieve to the chocolate cream, add milk, mix with a spatula.

– Pour dough into muffin forms and bake for 20 min.
– Let them cool off.
– With a apple core remover (for example) or a teaspoon cut a wedge out of the muffin’s middle. Here you will add the cherry filling, so it should be big enough.

black forest cake baking mix

Make the Cherry Filling

– Mix about 150ml juice from the canned cherries with 2 tbsp starch, mix well until smooth.
– Place the cherries into a pan with some juice, bring to a boil, then add the juice with starch. Mix well until it has thickened. Add the Kirschwasser if you use it.
– Fill the cherries into the muffins.
– Combine heavy cream with vanilla sugar and the whip it. Beat until firm.
– Fill into a frosting bag with star nozzle and squirt on each muffin around the top.
– Sprinkle with grated chocolate and add one cherry on top.

The remaining muffin dough can be used in a dessert:
– Use a dessert glass and make layers with crumbled dough, then cherries followed by whipped cream or if you like vanilla pudding.


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