Cherry Chocolate Chip Buttercream Cups

Cherry season has hit Slovenia and, inevitably, so have any cherry-related recipes! These simple and elegant, but VERY tasty cherry cups simply scream summer! Shortcrust pastry, a chocolate chip buttercream center and a gorgeous layer of fresh cherries on top!

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RECIPE

  • ramekins
  • 3 cups of cherries, preferably pitted
  • cherry liqueur (or similar red fruit liqueur)
  • vanilla sugar (optional)
  • shortcrust pastry
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of butter, firm (but not hard)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 90-100 g chocolate chips of your choice
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Cut shortcrust pastry into equal parts, gently place them along the bottom and “walls” of greased ramekins. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Place cherries in a bowl, add 1-2 tbsp of cherry liqueur and sprinkle with vanilla sugar (optional).
  4. In another bowl, whisk egg yolks. Add sugar and beat until thoroughly combined. Gradually add softened butter, piece by piece. Then, repeat with the firm butter. Stir in chocolate chips and 2 tbsp of cherry liqueur. Place mixture into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Spread an even layer of buttercream on the bottom of each cup (I suggest not more than 1 cm thick). Distribute cherries on top. Set in refrigerator until serving. Enjoy!
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