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Black Forest Cupcakes

Rated as 3.25 out of 5 Stars

"Chocolate cupcakes are spread with a creamy, black cherry frosting, and then topped with a maraschino cherry."
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1 h 2 m servings 32
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes; cool completely.
  2. Add boiling water to gelatin mix in medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Refrigerate 15 min. or until slightly thickened.
  3. Whisk COOL WHIP gradually into gelatin until well blended. Spread onto cupcakes, using about 2 Tbsp. for each. Top with cherries just before serving.


  • Variation: Prepare using 1 pkg. (0.3 oz.) JELL-O Black Cherry Flavor Sugar Free Gelatin and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.
  • Variation: Prepare using your favorite flavor of JELL-O Gelatin and a garnish of your choice.
  • Orange Cream Cupcakes: Prepare using a yellow cake mix and JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin. Substitute twisted orange slices for the cherries.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 32 calories; 0.7 6 0.3 0 17 Full nutrition

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big fail.....the cupcakes were fool proof. but the frosting was a disaster. Be really careful to not put in the jello for too long in the fridge once it gets too "solid" it clumps with the coolw...

I had no problem with the jello. The cupcake are rave worthy. I did use a red velvet cake mix and rolled the cherries in sugar. Oh yummy!

i give this a 3 only because the idea of the cupcake with the frosting is awesome. but i had a hard time with the jello and making the consistanty it should have been.. i'm gunna keep trying un...

I added cherry pie filling into the cake mix as well. My frosting did not turn out well at all, it was very runny. Not sure what happened!