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It was with mixed emotions I parked in the carline and placed the green card on my dash that would allow me to pick up my youngest for the last time from the elementary school our children had attended for the last 7 years. Following a quick cupcake snack the kids were off to art class for their last lesson of the year.



chocolate cherry cupcakes

60 grams cream cheese, softened

60 grams butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

2/3 cup milk

8 ounces chocolate chips

1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and chopped

frosting of choice

Heat oven to 180C.

Cream together the cream cheese, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, mixing well between each addition. Fold in the flour and cocoa with the milk until combined. Fold in the chocolate and cherries. Divide among paper lined muffin pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked when tested. Stand for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Cool.

Top with frosting.


Recipe adapted from Simply Heaven, February 2013