For your Saturday viewing and eating pleasure, I present a cupcake recipe to pair with a movie. I’m a big fan of O Brother, Where Art Thou by the Coen Brothers. George Clooney is as funny as I’ve ever seen him and there are some wonderful character performances by Holly Hunter, John Goodman and John Turturo. The music is amazing in its own right – Olde Tyme never sounded so good. The song, “Man of Constant Sorrow” as performed by the “Soggy Bottom Boys” (really Clooney and his gang of escaped convicts) is a great ditty and the inspiration for these cupcakes. Enjoy some Cherry Soggy Bottom Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting:
1 package of your favorite yellow cake mix (or make up your cake from scratch, but I saved time to watch more of the movie)
1 can of pitted sweet bing cherries
1 can of chocolate frosting (again, or make your own)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and follow the recipe on the cake box for making the batter. Line your cupcake tins with liners and place 2-3 cherries in the bottom of each liner. Scoop the batter into a ladle and fill the liner 2/3rds full for each cupcake. Using approximately 2 tablespoons of the remaining cherry syrup, drizzle the top of the batter with the syrup just prior to baking. Bake your cupcakes as directed on the package (I used the shortest time range). Cool your cupcakes then frost with the chocolate frosting.