Have I Told You Lately, That I Love You
The Romance of Home
Chocolate-Cherry Layered Cupcakes
Heat oven to 350°F. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes, adding almond extract to batter. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the instant vanilla pudding according to package directions and set aside until ready to assemble.Just before serving, remove paper baking cups. Cut cupcake in half horizontally with serrated knife. On bottom half of cupcake, spoon 1 tablespoon cherry pie filling; top with 2 tablespoons of vanilla pudding. Replace top of cupcake.
Spoon frosting into small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds. Stir thoroughly until very soft and smooth, microwaving 5 to 15 seconds longer if necessary. Spoon 1 tablespoon frosting over top of cupcake. Top with 1 cherry from pie filling. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with remaining cupcakes. Serve to the "one who has your heart!"