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 Black forest cupcakesbuttercream frosting mix and added a teaspoon of cherry flavoring.  We sprinkled the cupcakes with Black Forest bark topping.

The Cupcakes

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.

The Filling

Cherry Pastry Filling

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

Black Forest bark topping

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.

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