These Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups are an easy dessert for any holiday or party!

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups

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I look at the home that we’ve raised our kids in most of their lives, and the abundance of windows and light. In fact, we do not even have window coverings on many of the windows. I love the feeling of “bringing the outside light in” and it does affect my moods. Am I on the only that loves light? I’m delighted in our house, and the sense of openness.

There’s just something about a natural setting that makes my soul happy.

Enjoing an azalea plant indoors

I can’t explain it more than that. Except in the early mornings, when I grab my coffee and what I am reading, I gaze out the windows, and watch the sun coming up over the mountains.

It starts with coffee, God, light, a beautiful view. It’s when I gain His perspective on life, of what is important and what is not.

Love and light

I know our home today has helped shaped our kids with memories of family, gatherings, food, parties, movies, outdoor movies on the back covered patio, out-of-town guests.

It’s full of love and light.

Enjoing an azalea plant indoors

I also appreciate a look of enhancing the inside with plants, flowers, and anything outdoors-ish.

I took a simple azaela plant and wrapped it with burlap for our kitchen counter.

Enjoing an azalea plant indoors

For a short season, we’ll enjoy it. Then, into the ground it goes.

Whether we’re clipping herbs, enjoying succulents, displaying branches, or even enjoying a potted plant before it’s time to plant in the garden beds – it feels good to be in tune with nature.

Enjoing an azalea plant indoors

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups

A lovely little dessert that I made in our home for my Dad and Ginny when they came for dinner earlier this week, is perfect for springtime entertaining, or even Easter.

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups

We’re trying to eat smaller portions, so 1 or 2 bites of this is … well, heavenly.

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups

Have you tried these delicious chocolate cups? I found them at WalMart (in Medford). They are made of 64% Dark Belgian Chocolate! You can only use these for fillings that are cool (not warm or hot), and I store mine in the pantry (not the fridge).

I’ve already posted about these cherries. And you can by lemon curd in the store (I love Trader Joe’s or Harry & David).

If you love chocolate, cherries, and lemon, then this recpie is for you today!

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups for easy entertaining

Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups for easy entertaining
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Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 1 package, 12 ChocoMaker Dessert Cups (64% Dark Belgian Chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • 1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup Black Cherries in syrup, I buy Amarena Toschi brand


  • Remove the chocolate cups from packaging and arrange on a platter or tray.
  • Mix the lemon curd into the Mascarpone cheese, stirring well.
  • With a small spoon, spoon the mixture into the cups. Top with 2-3 black cherries; serve!
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Lemon Cherry Chocolate Cups for easy entertaining