Rating: 4 stars
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
  • 31 Ratings

Convenient purchased ingredients make it easy to treat the gang to these rich and wonderful sundae-like cupcakes. They'll also make it easy for you to become the most popular baker in town. Opt for reduced fat ingredients if you like.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
bake:
16 mins
cool:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 41 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 (2-1/2 inch) cupcakes
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line twenty-four 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. Prepare cake batter according to package directions.

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  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out batter in cups. Place a scant tablespoon room temperature ice cream topping on the top center of each cupcake.

  • Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.

  • Spread some of the frosting over each cupcake. Place the remaining frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip.

  • In a small saucepan melt the chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat; cool slightly. Spoon melted chocolate into a small heavy resealable plastic bag. Seal bag; snip off a small piece from one corner. Drizzle chocolate on top of frosted cupcakes.

  • Sprinkle cupcakes with nuts. Pipe the remaining frosting on top of cupcakes. Place a cherry on top of each cupcake. Makes 24 (2-1/2-inch) cupcakes.

*Test Kitchen Tip:

If desired, use Smucker's Magic Shell instead of melting the semisweet chocolate pieces and shortening.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 27mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 46g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 33g; protein 3g; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 16.1mcg; sodium 220mg; potassium 49mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 0.9mg.
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