Black Cherry Cup­cakes

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●225g plain flour

● 1/2 tsp salt

● 4 tbsp co­coa pow­der

● 2 tsp bak­ing pow­der

● 1/2 tsp bi­car­bon­ate of soda

●150g caster sugar

● 1 large egg

● 250ml milk

● 1 tsp vanilla ex­tract ● 90g but­ter, melted

● 410g can black cherry fruit fill­ing (we used Princes)

● 300g medium fat soft cheese

● 30g ic­ing sugar

● Choco­late flake or choco­late curls, to dec­o­rate

1 Pre­heat the oven to 190°C/fan oven 170°C/gas Mark 5. Put 12 pa­per muf­fin cases into a muf­fin tin.

2 Sift the flour, salt, co­coa pow­der, bak­ing pow­der and bi­car­bon­ate of soda into a large mix­ing bowl. Stir in the sugar.

3 In a jug, beat the egg, milk and vanilla ex­tract to­gether, then stir in the melted but­ter. Pour into the dry in­gre­di­ents and add half the can of black cherry fill­ing. Stir ev­ery­thing un­til just com­bined – do not beat!

4 Share the mix­ture be­tween the muf­fin cases. Bake for 23-25 min­utes. Cool com­pletely on a wire rack.

5 Mix the soft cheese and ic­ing sugar to­gether. Top ev­ery muffins with a spoon­ful, along with the re­main­ing black cherry fill­ing and some crum­bled choco­late flake or choco­late curls.

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