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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Cherry Buttercream

A delicious buttercream with the richness of chocolate and the sweet flavour of cherry. It's perfect for a special dinner or Valentine's Day.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Family Food and Travel


  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup Bailey's Chocolate Cherry
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen cherries finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt


  1. Place butter, icing sugar and cocoa into a stand mixer and beat on low until combined.
  2. Add Bailey's and cherries and beat for until smooth (note finely chop cherries first!)
  3. Add in vanilla, lemon juice and salt and mix until it becomes fluffy.
  4. *With the chunks of cherries this frosting is hard to pipe through a piping bag. Spread on with a knife, top with some whipped cream and a cherry.