Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe

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While this Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe is delicious any time of year, it is particularly fitting for February. Not only is it National Cherry Month, but this red and white cuties are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Later in the year, they also add a summery feel to your picnic or backyard BBQ. Maraschino Cherries flavor the batter and add a pop of color to the cupcakes and the frosting also has a hint of cherry flavor thanks to the cherry liquid.

Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe Ingredients
 

Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe

 
Yields: 18 cupcakes
Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients:
Cupcakes:
1 jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained, liquid reserved
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter
1 ¼ cups sugar
½ cup maraschino cherry liquid
¼ cup whole milk
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 egg whites, beaten
Optional: pink food color

Frosting:
Reserved 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry liquid
1 cup butter, softened
3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

Garnish:
18 maraschino cherries with stems

Chopped Maraschino Cherries

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line regular-size muffin cups with paper baking cups; set aside.
2. Finely chop cherries and place in paper-towel-lined bowl to drain while preparing batter.
3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
4. In a small bowl, stir together ½ cup cherry liquid, the milk and 2 teaspoons almond extract.

Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe Process
5. Beginning and ending with flour mixture, alternately add flour mixture and cherry mixture to butter mixture, beating well after each addition. If desired, stir in a few drops of food coloring until desired pink color is achieved. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Fold in chopped cherries. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling each about ¾ full.

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6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when lightly touched in center. Remove from muffin cups to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

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7. To make frosting, combine butter, sugar and salt in a bowl. Beat until blended.
8. Add the milk, vanilla and cherry liquid and beat for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
9. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and garnish each with 1 cherry with stem.

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Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe
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Serves: 18 Cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes:
  • • 1 jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained, liquid reserved
  • • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • • ½ cup maraschino cherry liquid
  • • ¼ cup whole milk
  • • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • • Optional: pink food color
  • Frosting:
  • • Reserved 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry liquid
  • • 1 cup butter, softened
  • • 3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • • 2 teaspoons milk
  • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Garnish:
  • • 18 maraschino cherries with stems
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line regular-size muffin cups with paper baking cups; set aside.
  2. Finely chop cherries and place in paper-towel-lined bowl to drain while preparing batter.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together ½ cup cherry liquid, the milk and 2 teaspoons almond extract.
  5. Beginning and ending with flour mixture, alternately add flour mixture and cherry mixture to butter mixture, beating well after each addition. If desired, stir in a few drops of food coloring until desired pink color is achieved. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Fold in chopped cherries. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling each about ¾ full.
  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when lightly touched in center. Remove from muffin cups to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  7. To make frosting, combine butter, sugar and salt in a bowl. Beat until blended.
  8. Add the milk, vanilla and cherry liquid and beat for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  9. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and garnish each with 1 cherry with stem.
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Comments

  1. Those are so cute- and perfect for Valentine’s Day! I had no idea it was National Cherry Month either, how funny!

  2. This looks delicious and I love the fresh ingredients! So festive and perfect to give as a special treat to someone on Valentine’s day!

  3. pinktaz60@hotmail.com' Betsy Barnes says:

    These look so good! I love maraschino cherries and have a cookie recipe that uses them like your recipe, they taste amazing. I am betting these have a fantastic flavor! 🙂

  4. These look delicious and perfect for Valentines Day

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