Black Forest is a mixture of chocolate and cherry. We used a boxed cake mix and filled the cupcakes with cherry pastry filling. We then used a chocolate buttercream frosting mix and added a teaspoon of cherry flavoring. We sprinkled the cupcakes with Black Forest bark topping.
Make a batch of chocolate cupcakes with a boxed cake mix such as our Very Fudgy Baby Cakes Cake Mix. Let them cool on a rack.
Snip a quarter-inch corner off the 2 lb. pastry bag. Insert the snipped corner into the top of a cupcake. Squeeze to fill the center of the cupcake.
The Frosting and Topping
Cherry Pastry Filling
Better than Buttercream Frosting Mix
1 tsp. Cherry Flavoring
Spread a thin layer of cherry pastry filling on the tops of the cupcakes. Make a chocolate buttercream frosting recipe, or make our better than buttercream mix. Add a teaspoon of cherry flavoring. Frost the cupcakes. Decorate with black forest bark topping or other decorations.