chocolate covered cherry cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

A few easy hacks turn this box of chocolate cake mix into delicious chocolate covered cherry flavored cupcakes with a treat on the top!  Perfect for Christmas and Valentine's Day!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword boxed cake mix, cake mix hacks, chocolate, covered cherries, cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cool 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Author Kelli Miller



  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 1 can Cherry Pie Filling
  • Cherries with or without stems
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • Powdered Sugar for topping



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix by hand your cake mix, eggs, oil, and cherry filling.
  3. Pour batter into cupcake liners, filling them 3/4 of the way full.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Place cherries on baking sheet lined with wax paper and place in freezer.
  6. Let cupcakes cool completely.
  7. Take your chocolate chips and melt them down in the microwave, using 30 second intervals until completely melted.
  8. Place frozen cherries in chocolate, coating each one completely. Use a fork to shake off excess chocolate and place back on wax paper.
  9. Freeze chocolate covered cherries until hardened.
  10. Sprinkle each cupcake with powdered sugar and place frozen chocolate covered cherries on top.
  11. Serve and enjoy!