These Black Forest Cupcakes are made with a moist chocolate cupcake, homemade cherry filling and fresh vanilla whipped cream on top! Delicious for fresh cherry season! Black Forest isn’t a flavor I really had at all as a kid. I only discovered it a few years ago and as soon as I tried it, I fell in love. The combination of the chocolate with the cherries and whipped cream is so good! While the traditional German Black Forest Cake calls for a hefty dose of kirsch – a brandy made from cherries – these cupcakes skip the alcohol so that everyone can indulge.