Happee Monkee

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Cherry Ripe Cupcakes

By • Jul 18th, 2008 • Category: Cupcakes

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for people to have their night with the girls or with the boys – depending on which company you’d prefer. Friendships are incredibly precious things to me and I’m fortunate to be surrounded by good people.

I’ve been thinking about making these cupcakes for a long time. And in Impatient Vocabulary, one week is a long time to wait. I run the process over and over again in my head and when I have a firm picture, things always go well. That’s me exercising visualization. Now, to visualize, money flowing into my account.

I am very pleased with the cupcakes as it came out fluffy and light. If you don’t have Cherry Ripe, not to worry, there is a substitute recipe. And I promise you, it’s just as good.

Cherry Ripe Cupcakes ( makes about 18 )

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence*
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup Cherry Ripe chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup plain flour


No Cherry Ripe? Replace it with:

  • *1/2 tsp coconut essence (instead of vanilla essence)
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/3 cup red glace cherries, chopped coarsely
  • 50g dark eating chocolate


Milk Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped coarsely


  • 150g white chocolate Melts, melted
  • pink food colouring


  1. Preheat oven to 180C / 160C fan-forced. Line muffin pan with paper cases.
  2. Beat butter, sugar and essence in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Incorporate eggs, one at a time.
  4. Fold in milk, cherry ripe chocolate (or coconut, cherries and chocolate).
  5. With an electric mixer, beat in flours.
  6. Divide mixture among cases and bake for 30 minutes or until skewer comes out cleanly.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Bring cream to boil in a small saucepan; pour over chocolate in small bowl, stir until smooth.
  2. Cover bowl; stand at room temperature until ganache is spreadable.


  1. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. Tint it with food colouring according to your preference.
  3. Make paper piping bags; spoon the chocolate mixture in and pipe coloured heart shapes onto baking paper-lined oven tray. Set in a cool dry area.
  • Wait for ganache to cool before setting the hearts on the cupcakes or the heart will melt from the heat.
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    12 Responses »

      I can tell you that this gal is a great cook. It is my privilege to have a great friend like her….
      Thanks gal… =)

    2. You’re certainly most welcome.

    3. These look heavenly! How delicious.

      I love your blog!

    4. Wow, these look so rich and tasty–and you’ve decorated them so beautifully. The hearts are heartbreakingly cute!!

    5. Xanthan gum is a thickener/stabilizer that is used a lot in gluten-free and vegan cooking. It is a miracle ingredient!

      What inspires you in the kitchen?

    6. Gee, I get asked that question a lot these days.

      I believe beautiful and simple food inspires me.

    7. I should also add, homesickness.

      Since I no longer have the luxury of mom’s cooking, I like the challenge to reconstruct authentic home cook Malaysian cuisines.

    8. Those are THE MOST ADORABLE CUPCAKES in the history of all things edible!!! –Cakespy is correct: THEY ARE HEARTBREAKINGLY CUTE:P

      What a superbly talented new friend I have:D

    9. Those are really cute and made with some cherry chocolate? I love cherry chocolate, it is like my achille’s heel – I could eat tons of it.

      Love the design of the site, it’s beautiful.

    10. These cupcakes look and sound really good!

    11. These cupcakes look fantastic. I love Cherry Ripe but this will take the taste sensation to another level!

    12. Yum! just made these and they tasted soo good :)
      I made larger muffin size cupcakes and it made 12… also a bit less time in the oven, def make these again- thanks !

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