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Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cupcakes


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese softened
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry More Fruit Fruit Filling, divided
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, 1 egg and sugar until smooth.
  2. Stir in 1/3 cup fruit filling, liqueur and chocolate morsels; chill.
  3. In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil and remaining fruit filling and eggs. Blend at low speed for 30 seconds until moistened. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Fill paper-lined muffin cups one-third full.
  5. Top each with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture. Spoon remaining batter over cream cheese mixture, filling muffin cups two-thirds full.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Makes about 20 cupcakes.

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