Cherry Cordial Cupcakes

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  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling, divided
  • 2 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur (Kahlua)
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. In small bowl, beat cream cheese, 1 egg and sugar until smooth. Stir in 1/3 cup cherry pie filling, liqueur and chocolate chips; chill.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, remaining 2 eggs, oil, water and 1 cup cherry fruit filling. Using electric mixer; blend on low speed for 30 seconds until moistened. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups 1/3 full. Top each with 1 tablespoons cream cheese mixture.
  4. Spoon remaining batter over cream cheese mixture, filling muffin cups 2/3 full.
  5. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean.
  6. Cool and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Yield: 21 servings

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