Cherry Almond Cupcakes

Cherry Almond Cupcakes

The cherry and almond flavors were just meant to be together, right? Especially in cupcake form. Their tempting, nutty and fruity pairing makes for dessert royalty.

I just have to say it, these cupcakes are completely and utterly divine! Their texture is so soft and delicate and the almond-cherry flavored frosting literally just melts away in your mouth. They are reminiscent of the cherry chip cake you get at the grocery store, but they are much better than a box mix of course. These are something like, I want to say, sweet, blissful cherry clouds (if you can only imagine what that would taste like). With a fluffy cake and a decadent almond and maraschino cherry flavor, you might just very well find these to be a new favorite cupcake. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 18 maraschino cherries, divided
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg white, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
  • 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature (I used 1/2 cup unsalted 1/4 cup salted)
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • Few drops red food coloring (optional)
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy