Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cherry White Chocolate Cupcakes

I've been besotted by those Nigella Cupcakes I made a few weeks back and have been tinkering with different flavours. These are one of those experiments where I've incorporated cherries and white chocolate. Don't worry if it's not cherry season where you are, I've used frozen cherries and they've come up a treat!

cherry white chocolate cupcakes

Cherry and White Chocolate Cupcakes
[Makes 12]

125 grams self-raising flour
125 grams butter, softened and cut into small pieces
90 grams caster sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/vanilla extract
handful white chocolate, chopped (I use Lindt)
generous handful cherries, stoned (fresh, canned or frozen)

Place the flour, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla into a food processor and process until combined. Add enough milk to form a smooth, soft batter.

Pour the mixture out into a bowl and then stir in the chopped white chocolate.

If you are using frozen cherries, don't defrost them, just use them straight from the freezer.

Add the cherries and then gently fold them through the mix - they will leech a little colour into the batter.

Scoop the mix into the cupcake cases - because of the effects of having white chocolate and cherries the mixture won't rise as much so you can more generous when filling the cases.

Bake in a preheated 180°C/350°F for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Cool the cupcakes on a wire rack before icing.

cherry white chocolate cupcakes



  1. the first word that comes to my mind upon viewing your cupcakes is "moist." then "gimme." :)

  2. I love anything with cherries, these look great!

  3. Cupcakes with both white chocolate and cherries? That's two of my favorite flavours. They look really good. Bookmarked

  4. Wonderful looking, can I ask approximately how much milk u add in?

  5. your cupcakes look adorable, i like the plaid-striped icing! do you think dried cherries would work as well?

  6. Thanks Grace!

    Thanks Deborah!

    Thanks Brilynn - everything is better with cherries!

    Thanks Kevin - hope you enjoy them

    Thanks Jacelyn - for this mix, only a couple of tablespoons, but it really does depend all on the flour - just add enough milk to slacken the mixture.

    Thanks MC - I would probably soak the dried cherries first to plump them up so they will have a nice moist bite in the cupcake.

  7. Haalo, I love white chocolate and I'm sure it goes wonderfully with cherries. These cupcakes are beautiful!

  8. Hello Haalo!

    I just stumbled across your blog when looking for a picture of a rack of pork to be honest.

    The recipes look great, and your photos are excellent.

    Unfortunately we're living in a motorhome in Canada at the moment without access to the best ingredients, so I don't think I'll get to try any of your recipes until we return to Melbourne later this year...

    Never mind. Keep up the great work!


  9. oh they look so gr8 ! love white choc cakes.

  10. these look lovely - cherries and chocolate is such a great combination

    btw - I made nectarine and raspberry strudel last week - it was based on your nectarine strudel - thanks for the inspiration

  11. Thanks Leigh - I will certainly try.

    Thanks Patricia!

    Thanks Kate!

    Hi Johanna - your strudel looks fantastic so happy to hear it was so enjoyed.

  12. So simple and delicious. Lovely!


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