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. You see, I would always try to serve pink food to celebrate the day.
Sometimes I had to get creative and on the day I made these, I got lucky and I found a jar of cherries in the cupboard. These Cherry Cupcakes were born!
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. I used a boxed cake mix to save some time.
Cherry Cupcakes ~Ingredients Needed
Boxed Cake Mix – I used a white cake mix, but a vanilla cake mix will work as well.
Maraschino Cherries .- I use the juice in the frosting and if you used a white cake mix, you can use some of the juice and cherries.
Powdered Sugar– A must for any frosting recipe.
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 peek at the cherries inside the cupcake.
For the frosting, I used the following recipe:
These are perfect for Valentine’s day too! For more great Valentine’s Recipes, check out:
Valentine’s Candy Bark – A delicious white chocolate bark you can easily make in minutes.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries – So delicious and makes any day special!
Don’t forget to pin these!
Cherry Buttercream Frosting
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 – 3 tablespoons Maraschino 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.
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What are you doing for Valentine’s Day this year? For some fun and simple family ideas, click here.