Do you ever feel like you want to surprise your family with something special, but you do not want to make a trip to the market to put it together? With Valentine’s Day coming quickly, I wanted to bake some special cupcakes for the family, but I did not want to make a trip to the store. I found a jar of cherries in the cupboard and decided to make some Cherry Cupcakes.
I used a white cake mix and grabbed the jar of cherries and went to town. Super easy and quick, my kind of recipe for a busy day.
Quick Cherry Cupcakes
Mix cake mix according to package directions and add one small jar of drained and chopped maraschino cherries. (When draining the cherries, save the cherry juice for the frosting.)
Bake in cupcake tin according to package directions. Let cool before frosting. Here is a peak at the cherries inside the cupcake.
For the frosting, I used the following recipe:
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 – 3 tablespoons cherry juice
3 cups powdered sugar
Cream butter with an electric mixer on low speed. Add sugar slowly . Add cherry juice and a couple of drops of red food coloring. Whip on medium speed until frosting peaks. Frost when cupcakes have cooled.
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day this year? For some fun and simple family ideas, click here.