Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cherry Cordially Yours

I never much cared for cherry cordials until I tried one homemade...that changed it all! Mostly, my younger bro had a craving for these cherries almost anytime. In fact, a box would often be wrapped under the Christmas tree during the holidays! So, for his bday I decided to make him my cupcake-version of his favorite confection and it was a smash-hit. In fact, my step-son couldn't help but devour all the leftover cupcakes, icing-first! You should have one...or two, or a dozen. It's a devil's food cake with a maraschino cherry tucked inside, topped with a maraschino cherry buttercream and then dipped in a velvety chocolate ganache. And don't forget about the cherry on top! Decadence? Yes, please. :)