Happy Blogoversary!!! Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

I can not believe that it has been a year already since I’ve started my blog! My intention was to start a recipe keeper blog for my friends with detailed step-by-step instructions. I had a few friends that wanted to improve their cooking skills and this is the way I wanted to teach them. 
Over this year it turned into something so much bigger! I really didn’t think that I would have a blog with so many followers and daily visitors.  I am so happy that you are here and like what I have to share. I can’t even express the joy that my followers and visitors bring me! I love to see all your comments and I am always happy to answer any questions. 
Thank you everyone for turning my blog into this wonder!!
Thank you to my sues-chef as well!

3/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup cherry coke syrup (it is 2 cups of  cherry cola cooked down to 1/2 cup)
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

9 oz butter
6 oz icing sugar
3 egg yolks
4 oz dark chocolate, melted and cooled

Preheat the oven to 350
1. Beat butter until soft and smooth.
2. Add sugar and beat until creamy.
3. Beat in eggs one at a time.
4. Beat in cherry coke syrup, vanilla extract, almond extract and milk.
5. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa.

6. Line muffin tray with liners. Fill cups 2/3 full.
7. Reduce oven heat to 325. Bake for 20 min.

For Chocolate Buttercream filling:
1. Warm the chocolate in a double boiler until melted (or melt it slowly in microwave, a few seconds at a time) and allow to cool slightly.
2. Beat the butter until it is fluffy (about 3-5 minutes) and then add the icing sugar and the egg yolk alternately, beating after each addition. The mixture should be very fluffy.
3. Gradually beat in the melted chocolate drop by drop.

8. Frost the cooled cupcakes.


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  1. Happy one year Blogversary to you!!! Those look delish!!! :)


  2. They look so good! Your assistant looks great too!

  3. Visiting from I Heart Nap Time’s Sundae Scoop :)


  4. Happy Blogoversary!! And YUM…those look fabulous! Your icing technique is so pretty!! Thanks bunches for linking up with Mop It Up Mondays!! Have a great week!

  5. Congrats on a year! It’s a great achievement. Love these cupcakes too!

  6. These look delicious! I’m a new follower, I found ya on too cute Tuesday.

  7. yummy and happy anniversary.

  8. These look just divine! I’m gonna have to try them.
    I’d love for you to share them at my new link party.

  9. Happy Anniversary Lyuba!
    I always love coming to your blog to get all the wonderful food. Your adorable little one is sure going to enjoy that cupcake, which looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week end!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  10. Congrats! What a great way to celebrate! That frosting looks to die for :) Mmmmmmmm

  11. These cupcakes look absolutely gorgeous! Happy Blogversary!

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