Cherry Cupcakes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Cherry Cupcakes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

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Cherry Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for any occasion. They are festive, delicious, and easy to make! In this blog post, we will show you how to make Cherry Cupcakes that will amaze your friends and family.

Cherry Cupcakes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Simple Cherry Cupcakes

That is what I am going for here – simple. Fast. Easy. School is back in session and this is one of the go-to recipes I like to have the ingredients in my pantry for as I rarely get an advance notice that treats are needed the next day.

Can you relate?

Cherry Cupcakes From Cake Mix

You can get boxes of cherry cake mix at your local grocery store, or – I like to get the Betty Crocker Delights Cherry Chip Cake Mix by the case off of Amazon. I feel like the Delights Cherry Chip Cake Mix has more cherry flavor, but use whatever you have on hand.

This is a doctored cake mix recipe, so if you are looking for a from-scratch Cherry Cupcake recipe this isn’t it. But, if you are in a pinch and need to get cupcakes made fast – Cherry Cupcakes from a cake mix is the way to go.

How to Make the Cherry Cupcakes Recipe

You will need:

A box of cherry chip cake mix and the items that the box calls for (usually eggs, oil, and water)

Follow the box instructions to make the cupcake batter, adding a touch of pink food coloring to the batter.

Bake as the box instructs and then remove from the oven to cool completely.

bitten cherry cupcake
Sometimes you simply can’t wait for a bite!

How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting

You will need:

  • 1 lb cream cheese, softened
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Pink food coloring

Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth then add in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until it is the desired consistency.

Add a few drops of pink food coloring to the frosting and stir in lightly to create a swirl effect.

Frosting Your Cherry Cupcakes

Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over the rim of the glass. Scoop the frosting into the piping bag. Bring the pastry bag edges up and twist them together to start decorating.

Add a 1 mm star tip to your pastry bag.

Frosting Your Cherry Cupcakes

Frost each cupcake in a swirled pattern, starting from the outside in toward the center.

Frosting Your Cherry Cupcakes

Shake on sprinkles to the frosting.

Frosting Your Cherry Cupcakes

Place a maraschino cherry on top.

Cherry Cupcakes FAQs

Q: What kind of cherries should I use?

A: You can use any type of cherry that you like! We recommend maraschino cherries because they are easy to find and add a nice pop of color.

Q: Can I use a different flavor of cake mix?

A: Yes, you can use any flavor of cake mix that you like. Cherry is just our personal favorite for this. A Chocolate cupcake base would make for an interesting flavor combination.

Q: What if I don’t have a piping bag?

A: You can use a zip-top bag with the corner cut off or simply spread the frosting on with a knife.

finished cherry cupcakes

We hope you enjoy these Cherry Cupcakes! Let us know how they turned out in the comments below.

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