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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling and Chocolate Ganache

This aint your mama’s cupcake.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling and Chocolate Ganache
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg dark chocolate cake mix
  • 1 c blackberry preserves
  • 2 tsp. McCormick Gourmet Collection Black Pepper Coarse
  • 2 tsp. McCormick Gourmet Collection Rosemary Crushed
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 c heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Prepare and bake cake mix as directed for cupcakes. Allow to cool.
  2. Make an indentation in the center of each cupcake using the handle of a wooden spoon or straw. Be careful to not break through the bottom of cupcake.

  3. Mix blackberry preserves, pepper and rosemary in small bowl. Place in a resealable plastic bag and then cut off a small corner from the bottom of the bag.

  4. Pipe about 1 teaspoon of the preserves into each cupcake.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Microwave chocolate and cream in medium microwaveable bowl on high for one minute. Remove and stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth. If you need to place back into the microwave to melt remaining chocolate you can do it in 20 second increments.

  2. Let stand until chocolate is set.