I don’t mean to wallow in self-glorification – but damn! – sometimes I really do have the most ludicrously marvelous baking ideas!
Because, yesssss, you’ve read it correctly: this is a chocolate and cherry cupcake… with a built-in (!!!) cherry liqueur shot glass.
I’ll give you a couple of seconds to process this incredibly alluring concept…
Surely, I deserve some kind of statue for this?
Anyway, I think Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood would have been really thrilled with this cupcake, If they had ever been given the chance (nay, the privilege!) to taste it.
Seriously. This is some good sh**
So without further ado, this is the recipe:
- 75gr plain flour
- 1 heaped tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 40gr dark chocolate
- 60gr butter
- Jar of cherries: 100gr of cherries (drained and chopped up) + 100ml of the syrup
- 75gr cane sugar
- Cherry liqueur (I used fancy Portuguese cherry liqueur, but any kind will do)
- Chocolate shot glasses (can be found in specialized baking shops or you can be brave and attempt to make your own)
- Chocolate spread (or make chocolate ganache)
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Put the butter, dark chocolate and cherry syrup in a pan and let it melt.
- Take of the heat and stir in the sugar. Whisk in the egg and finally stir in the chopped up cherries. Add the mixture to the flour, cocoa and baking powder and stir well until everything is incorporated.
- Spoon the batter into the cupcake cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Let them cool completely before starting on your built-in shot glasses.
- Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, hollow out each center with a sharp knife to create a hole for the chocolate shot glasses to sit in.
- Pour a shot of cherry liqueur in the center of the cupcake. This will give the cupcakes a boozy flavour and make them extra moist.
- Now put the shot glass in the cupcake.
- Frost the cupcakes with chocolate spread or ganache.
- Pour a shot of liqueur in the glass. Eat and drink the shot glass first, before starting on your cupcake!