Cherry Cupcakes

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.

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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.

cherry chip cupcakes, cake mix add ins

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.)

Cherry cupcakes, simple cupcake recipe


Bake in cupcake tin according to package directions.  Let cool before frosting.  Here is a peak at the cherries inside the cupcake.

flavored cupcakes, cherries

For the frosting, I used the following recipe:

Buttercream Frosting

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.

Cherry Cupcakes, easy cherry cupcakes


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Whip up this tasty Cherry Cupcakes for some Valentine's Day fun!What are you doing for Valentine’s Day this year?  For some fun and simple family ideas, click here.





Want a fun twist on a cupcake? These sweet cherry cupcakes are made with a boxed cake mix and maraschino cherries! So good and a nice touch of sweetness.


  1. Aren’t these just the sweetest cupcakes ever??!! The frosting is just beautiful!! Almost too pretty to eat, but I would eat like 5. Great post!!

  2. So pretty, and I bet they are delicious!

  3. Your cherry cupcakes look so delicious, and love that they were so easy for you to make. The tip you used for the icing on your cupcakes made all the difference as well, because they look so uniform and absolutely decadent!

    I made strawberry chocolate chip cookies for Valentine’s Day and they are so soft, so pink, and just so fun for the holiday. As for plans, I want to wake up a little earlier than my fiance and make him some strawberry crepes (really feeling the strawberry lately!), and then later on we plan to go out to dinner and a movie. Excited for the time out!

    • Organizedisland says:

      Thanks Holly. Oh I love strawberry crepes, any kind of crepe, really. Hour fiance is in for a treat. Hope you enjoy your day together!

  4. These look wonderful! My husband would love these…I will have to make these sometime soon. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. They are so pretty!! Not a fan of Cherries, but I bet we could do the same with Strawberries! YUMMY!

  6. These look so yummy! I love adding the cherries and having the cherry in your butter cream frosting!

  7. Oh, these look delicious! It was probably a bad idea to stop by here before breakfast as I’m now CRAVING cherry cupcakes. Perhaps I’ll get the goods and make them for tomorrow.

    Stopping by from SITS! Have a warm and lovely day!

  8. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Looks yummy and pretty.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  9. Aren’t cake mixes the best for just putting in what you have on hand? Love that you used cherries in them…that frosting looks so delicious!!!

  10. Wow, those look super good!


  11. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing with us over at Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays.

  12. YUMMY!! I love cherry cake!!!

  13. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

  14. Yummy! Your frosting looks so fabulous<3 Pinned

  15. I love cupcakes and these look amazing! Perfect for Valentine’s Day.


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