Pink Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes with Maraschino Cherries

Have you been looking for the perfect cupcake recipe? Well I have an amazing Pink Cherry Vanilla Cupcake recipe for you. These not only taste yummy but they look great too, however I could be biased as I just love pink (can you tell)!

 cherry vanilla cupcakes

❤︎ Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes with Maraschino Cherries


  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 2 egg whites 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

* Butter and eggs should be room temperature


Cherry Frosting

  • 2 sticks butter 
  • 4-5 cups Icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp Maraschino cherry juice 
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)

* Butter should be room temperature

 maraschino cherries in pink bowl

Directions for cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

In a separate bowl, beat butter with a regular mixer or Kitchenaid on medium to high for 30 seconds.

Then add sugar, vanilla, and almond extract 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 buttermilk to butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is well mixed together

Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 with batter

Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Allow to cool on a wire rack for about 30 minutes before frosting


Directions for frosting: 

In large mixing bowl, beat butter on high speed until stiff and fluffy. 

Add 3 cups of icing sugar, one at a time.

Scrape the sides to get all of the sugar.

Simply add the cherry juice and almond extract.

Add the last cup of sugar

Then beat until smooth


 Frost and enjoy! 


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