Cherry Almond Cupcakes

Cherry Almond Cupcakes

Hey friends! I've been trying to post more recipes here and there from my kitchen. Today's version is just in time for National Cherry Dessert Day! Woo hooo!!

I know, sounds totally made up... but even if it is, I mean, why the heck not have a delicious cherry cupcake all dolled up for the occasion?

For these, I used my favorite Sweetapolita Sprinkles, and a little bit of edible gold leaf to take them up a notch higher. I completely love how they turned out, and LOVED sharing them with neighbors just for fun. :)

I can't wait for Memorial weekend. We have a fun BBQ planned with family, I have some yard work I can't wait to further dive into, and of course, a few cakes planned (and macarons), that I've been trying my best to keep myself from making early.

Happy Friday, friends!

Cherry-Almond Vanilla Cupcakes


  • 1/2 c butter
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 3/4 c buttermilk
  • 1/3 c maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t almond extract
  • 12 maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 4 c powdered sugar
  • 3 T maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 t almond extract
Read the whole recipe on Baking with Blondie