My sister took me to a local cupcake store where I had Almond Buttercream Frosting over Vanilla cupcakes. I don't like frosting and I normally just eat the cake, but I LOVED this frosting so much I ate it all. I went back for more. I decided I would try to make the almond buttercream frosting myself. After all, how hard can it be?
The cupcakes turned out pretty good. If I make the cake recipe again, I would definitely add probably 2 jars of Maraschino cherries instead of one to really bring out the cherry flavor. As far as the frosting. It was amazing. This will be my go to recipe from now on. I finally found the frosting to use for the key lime cupcakes I made a while back. I am ecstatic.
Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes found here.
- 10 oz maraschino cherries
- White cake mix
- Reserved juice from cherries
- Enough milk to make 1 cup liquid
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 3 eggs
Almond Buttercream Frosting
- 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter (softened)
- 3 cups confectioner's sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp of pure almond extract.
This is SO good.The frosting is definitely finger lick'n good.
A cupcake with a wonderful cherry surprise inside.