Cherry Cupcakes
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Serves: 2 dozen
 
These semi-homemade cherry vanilla cupcakes topped with frosting, sprinkles, and a cherry are a fun Valentine's Day dessert!
Ingredients
For the cupcakes:
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ c. vegetable oil
  • ¾ c. milk
  • ½ c. vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ c. maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 1 c. white chocolate chips
For the frosting:
  • 3 sticks butter, softened
  • 6 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • ¼ c. heavy cream
  • 3 T. maraschino cherry juice
For the top:
  • 24 maraschino cherries
  • Valentine's Day sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the white cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, yogurt, cherry juice, and vanilla. Mix well for 2 minutes or until the batter is smooth. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
  3. Fill the muffin cups ⅔ of the way full with the cupcake batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. To make the frosting place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add in half of the powdered sugar and mix well.
  6. Add in the vanilla, heavy cream, and cherry juice and mix for 1 minute.
  7. Add in the remaining powdered sugar, a half cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  8. Pipe the frosting on top of the cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with the sprinkles and place a cherry on top of each one.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Lemon Sugar
Recipe by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks at https://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com/cherry-cupcakes/