Chocolate Cherry Filled Cake Mix Cupcakes 

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If you like chocolate-covered cherries, you are going to adore these Chocolate Cherry Pie Filled Cake Mix Cupcakes. A delicious spongy dessert made super simple with box mix, canned pie filling, and cherry frosting.

It’s easier than you think to scoop out little holes and fill them with cherries.  Every bite is absolutely scrumptious, and it’s perfect for a special occasion like Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or an anniversary. You can even whip these up any day of the week. 

Dessert

I was inspired to make these pie-filled cupcakes from the classic chocolate-covered cherry candy. When I received them in a gift basket for my birthday, I thought, hey, those would look so pretty on top of a cupcake!

I already had some box cake mix and canned pie filling, so let’s do it! They are fluffy, moist, sturdy, and have an amazing texture combination. 

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Why You Will Love Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes 

  • It’s an easy box cake mix recipe that turns into an elegant and decadent dessert.
  • Perfect for a special occasion like Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or any day of the week.
  • The Cherry Pie filling is easily interchangeable- if you prefer blueberry or apple, just switch them out. 
  • Don’t like chocolate? Grab a box of vanilla! 

Recommended Tools

  • Mixing bowls
  • Stand mixer
  • Cupcake Pans
  • 1M round piping tip to make the big swirls

What Ingredients Do You Need 

Ingredients for dessert recipe
  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Cherry pie filling 
  • Vanilla frosting 
  • Eggs 
  • Oil
  • Water

How Do You Make Them

Chocolate Cherry Pie Filled box Cake Mix Cupcakes recipe Process
  1. Make the cake mix according to the box directions by combining the mix, eggs, water, and oil. 
  2. Whisk vigorously until smooth.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Fill the pan with the liners and fill them ¾ full.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Take ½ cup of the cherry pie filling and blend it up before mixing it into the vanilla frosting. 
  7. Remove the cupcakes from the oven, rest, then chill for 30 minutes. 
  8. Take a 1M piping tip to pop holes out of the tops of the cupcakes. 
  9. Fill the holes with cherry pie filling.
  10. Frost, top with extra cherries, and enjoy! 
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Easy Baking Tips 

Easily replicate the cherry frosting swirl for your Chocolate Cherry Pie Filled Cake Mix Cupcakes with a 1M round piling tip and large frosting bag. All you have to do is cut your bag at the base, slip the tip down, tape the sides of the tip for extra support, then fill the bag. 

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Filling a bag with frosting can be messy, and hard to prevent air bubbles. Unless you follow a few extra tips! My frosting hack is to wrap your frosting in plastic wrap before inserting it into your bag.

Lay out a large sheet of plastic wrap on a flat surface, and scoop out your frosting into the center in a line. Once you have enough, wrap the plastic around the frosting and twist on each end.

Then simply snip the wrap on one end (not both ends) before inserting it into the frosting bag. 

Can I Make My Own Cherry Pie Filling From Scratch?

Yes you can make your own pie filling for these Chocolate Cherry Pie Filled Cake Mix Cupcakes. The recipe is simple, all you need is: 3 cups pitted cherries, ¼ cup sugar, ⅛ cup water, ⅛ cup cornstarch, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and ¼ tsp vanilla extract. 

Start making the cherry pie filling from scratch by making a cornstarch slurry with the water. Just mix the two together and whisk until combined. Then combine everything in a medium pan and heat on medium high. Bring it to a simmer and stir up to 10 minutes. Allow the filling to cool before filling up the Chocolate Cake Mix Cupcakes for best results. 

More Easy Cake Mix Recipes

Now you’re ready to make the best Chocolate Cherry Pie Filled Cake Mix Cupcakes with simple pantry staples that everyone will adore.

I hope you enjoy your Chocolate Cherry Filled Cake Mix Cupcakes . If so, please leave a star ★★★★★ rating and a comment below! Follow along on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter for more delicious recipes!

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Chocolate Cherry Filled Cake Mix Cupcakes

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Additional Time:30 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Servings24 Cupcakes
Calories: 259 kcal
The ultimate shortcut to a decadent dessert–this recipe for cherry pie-filled chocolate cupcakes using box cake mix.

Ingredients
 

  • 15.25 oz box chocolate cake mix
  • 21 oz can cherry pie filling
  • 24 oz vanilla frosting
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 +¼ cup water
  • cup oil

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Make the cake mix according to the box directions by combining the mix, eggs, water, and oil.
  • Whisk vigorously until smooth.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Fill the pan with the liners and fill them ¾ full.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Take ½ cup of the cherry pit filling and blend it up before mixing it into the vanilla frosting.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven, rest, the chill for 30 minutes.
  • Take a 1M piping tip to pop holes out of the tops of the cupcakes.
  • Fill the holes with cherry pie filling.
  • Frost, top with extra cherries, and enjoy! 

Nutrition

Calories: 259 kcal | Carbohydrates: 39 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0.01 g | Cholesterol: 20 mg | Sodium: 213 mg | Potassium: 103 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 25 g | Vitamin A: 81 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 34 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

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