These Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day!
I am a lover of all things chocolate. Add cherries into the mix and I just can’t resist! This recipe uses a store bought cake mix and homemade frosting. Easy and tasty!
CHOCOLATE CHERRY CUPCAKES
Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
- Store bought chocolate cake mix
- 1 jar 10 oz. maraschino cherries
- 4 TBS maraschino cherry juice
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 2 sticks butter softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350
Prepare the cake mix as directed on the package using the baking time for cupcakes
Cherry Buttercream Frosting
Place butter into an electric mixer. Cream until light and fluffy
Add 4 TBS. maraschino cherry juice
Add 1/4 tsp. almond extract
Slowly add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, and beat mixture together.
Frost the cupcakes and add a maraschino cherry to the top of each one.
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The homemade frosting is so delicious! I’m a big fan of homemade frosting. Yes, it takes more time than just spooning some out of the tub but it tastes so much better.
These would be great to bring in for a class Valentine’s Day Party or to use for a February birthday party.
Be sure to check out some more great Valentine’s Day ideas from my friends!
Gold Heart Pillow – Crafting in the Rain
Cherry-O-Lets Valentine Candy – The Benson Street
Valentine’s Day Candy Bark Recipe – Practically Functional
Tic Tac Mint to Be Valentines – Seven Thirty Three
Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes – Here Comes the Sun
Mini Love Bunting Wreath – Dolen Diaries