Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chunky Cherry Cupcakes Recipe

These Chunky Cherry Cupcakes make me think of warm weather and fun times outdoors with family and friends. With summer right around the corner, I thought it was the perfect time to share this recipe with you.

My husband immediately gave these chunky cherry cupcakes an A+ on his first bite.  Honestly, we were both shocked at how good they were because the mix of ingredients sounded a little crazy at first glance, but I needed something that would go with my Cheery Cherry Birthday Party theme. Since the frosting is so busy, I decided just to use a box of Betty Crocker white cake mix for the cupcake base to keep it simple.

When I made the frosting, I chopped the cherries by hand, which was little messy, slippery, and hard because the cherries' skins were a little tough or rubbery to slice through.  Next time, I will use my food processor and let it do the work for me.

Chunky Cherry Frosting

    8     oz cream cheese
    ½    cup butter, softened
    6     cups powdered sugar
    1     cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
    1     cup chopped pecans, toasted
    1     cup sweeteened flaked coconut
           maraschino cherries with stems for garnish (optional)

Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, beating until blended.

Stir in chopped maraschino cherries, chopped pecans, and coconut. Frosts 18-24 cupcakes.
(Source Southern Living magazine)

This recipe is being shared at

Singing With Birds


  1. I love the recipe card! Such a sweet touch to add to a gift (of cupcakes!!)

  2. That's a such a great idea to include my recipe cards with a gift of matching baked goods, Staci! That hasn't crossed my mind at all. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  3. Thanks for linking these adorable cupcakes to our BlogBBQ! They could be the hit of our party!


  4. They look great and I just know they taste even better! Great photo!

  5. My husband always wants a cherry cake for his birthday. It's his favorite. I am positive that he would love these for the taste.

    I, on the other hand, like the taste and the looks!

  6. Thanks, Ladies! I promise: this recipe does not disappoint!


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