Yellow cupcakes with cherry buttercream frosting topped with a maraschino cherry.
I love everything cherry. Summer is the best season for cherry lovers like me. Although I love fresh cherries I decided to make this recipe with marashino cherries. They are super sweet and packed in cherry juice which we will be using for the frosting.
The frosting is rich and creamy with a hint of cherry and almond extract. For a surprise I placed a marashino cherry in the center of each cupcake.
This is a quick and easy dessert that can be made in less than an hour start to finish. I used boxed cake mix for my cupcakes to speed along the process.
My goal was to create a quick dessert that looked like it took a lot of time.
This recipe is pretty simple, make the cupcakes per the package instructions plop a cherry down into the center of each cupcake and bake.
The frosting is a classic butter cream frosting with almond extract and cherry juice.
When you cut open the cupcake you will see the surprise maraschino cherry!
I like a lot of frosting on my cupcakes. This recipe has plenty of frosting to frost all of the cupcakes with extra left over to lick the spoon.
Here are some more great desserts to try:
- Box of yellow cake mix
- 1 stick unsalted butter softened
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoon juice from maraschino cherries
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- 24 maraschino cherries plus extra for garnish
- Bake cupcakes per package instructions. After you add the batter to the cupcake pan drop a marashino cherry in each cupcake. My cupcakes cooked at 350 degree for about 12 minutes. They are done when a toothpick or knife comes out clean.
- Beat butter until creamy in a mixer with the whisk attachment. Add in powdered sugar, marashino cherry juice, almond extract and milk.
- If frosting is a bit runny add more powdered sugar. If it is too thick add some more milk or cherry juice. Garnish with a marashino cherry on each.
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