Chocolate Cupcakes with Chambord Chocolate Frosting

CUPCAKES
1 cup flour 
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
3 T berry jam
3 tsp Chambord liqueur

 Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar on medium until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and add vanilla and egg. Add milk and flour mixture alternately while still mixing.  Mix in jam and liqueur.  Pour into lined cupcake pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out almost clean.

FROSTING
1 stick butter
5 heaping T cocoa
1 lb confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
1/8 cup Chambord 

In a saucepan, melt butter at low temperature.  In a separate bowl, mix cocoa and sugar.  Add melted butter, vanilla, and milk and beat at low speed until mixed.  Mix in Chambord.  Frost cupcakes generously and top (or fill) with a dollop of jam.