I've been meaning to make a Black Forest Gateau Cupcake for ages now but I kept forgetting to buy cherry brandy.
Last week I finally got round to it and was able to give it a go. I began by baking some chocolate cupcakes, when they were cool enough I pricked them all over with a cocktail stick and poured on a smidgen of the cherry brandy and allowed it to soak in.
Next I hollowed out the centres of each cupcake and filled them with some cherry pie filling, piped on some whipped cream, sprinkled over some grated chocolate and added a single cherry from the pie filling and some of the pie filling sauce mixed with a little more cherry brandy (purely for medicinal purposes of course!) and here's the result
I know this is a cupcake recipe that I will return to again and again as not only is it delicious but I have shed loads of cherry brandy left and it's NOT a pleasure to drink; I know because I tried *shudders*