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Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes
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Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes

Delicious cheery and vanilla cupcakes recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry, cupcakes, vanilla
Servings: 12
Calories: 429kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter room temp
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • *Optional sprinkles.

Cherry Frosting

  • 2 sticks butter room temp
  • 4-5 cups Powder sugar
  • 4 tbsp Maraschino cherry juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Set up your cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer or Kitchenaid on medium to high for 30 seconds.
  • Now add sugar, and vanilla to the butter and beat until combined.
  • Add egg whites, and eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Alternate, the flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is well mixed together. Add sprinkles for color if desired only.
  • Fill the cupcake pan liners 2/3 with cake batter
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before frosting

Cherry Frosting Directions

  • In large mixing bowl, beat butter on high speed until stiff and fluffy.
  • Add 3 cups of sugar, one at a time.
  • Scrape the sides to get all of the sugar.
  • Now add the cherry juice
  • In addition add the last cup of sugar.
  • Beat until smooth. Frost each cupcake and enjoy!


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 301IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg