Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

The whole of the UK may have spent today gripped with General Election fever, but I’ve had to take a day off work to wait for British Gas to come and service my boiler. Exciting stuff. So as I watched the rain pour down, what could I do to pass the time? Bake of course!

A quick search through Nigella’s How To Be A Domestic Goddess and I decided to go with her recipe for chocolate cherry cupcakes because it looked easy and she said it was easy. Plus, chocolate and cherries – what’s not to like?

And easy it really is – melt the butter and chocolate together, then mix with the jam, egg and sugar before finally adding the flour. Once they’re baked, mix some chocolate and cream to make a topping and dot a glacé cherry on top of each one. Of all the things I’ve cooked, I think this is the closest I’ve ever come to the picture in the recipe book!