Cherry Chip Cupcakes from scratch with maraschino cherries and cherry juice mixed into the cupcakes and maraschino cherry juice whipped into pink buttercream frosting. Perfect as a summer treat, Valentine’s sweet, for baby showers, holiday parties, and birthdays.
Are there cherry chip morsels in cherry chip cupcakes?
When I hear cherry chip cupcakes, I think that they’re made with cherry chip morsels. Actually, cherry chips are not in them at all.
The “chips” are chopped maraschino cherries that are blended into the cupcake batter. I chopped mine with a food processor to get the pieces really fine since I do not like large pieces of fruit in my cupcakes.
In the end, they are baked and softened so that you do not even notice the pieces of fruit as you take a bite.
Ingredients for Cherry Chip Cupcakes
- White Sugar
- Almond Extract
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Egg Whites
- Maraschino Cherries
Ingredients for Cherry Frosting
- Powdered Sugar
- Almond Extract
- Reserved Maraschino Cherry Juice
- Pink Food Coloring or Icing Gel
- Sprinkles or if you want cherries for topping you will need an additional 10 oz Jar of Maraschino Cherries
What are maraschino cherries?
They are typically made from yellow Rainier cherries that are then soaked in brine, preserved, and sweetened with sugar. They taste like candy and are often put on ice cream sundaes.
What decorating tip do you use for cupcakes?
How do you pipe a cupcake?
I recommend Cakes by Lynz’s piping tutorials on YouTube. She does a great job explaining piping for beginners and learning the basics of cupcake decorating. She has a wide variety of videos showing all kinds of tips.
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