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Cherry Almond Cupcakes Recipe

DELICIOUS Cherry Almond Cupcakes with homemade buttercream frosting!! This dessert is DELICIOUS! These cupcakes are so soft with hints of almond, vanilla, and cherry!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 505 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

Ingredients

Cupcake

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk plus 2 tbsp
  • 3 tbsp maraschino cherry juice
  • 8 maraschino cherries finely chopped
  • 3 egg whites

Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 1/2-4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two standard cupcake pan with 16 liners, set aside.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and the almond extract.
  3. In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together flour, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a glass measuring cup mix together the buttermilk, cherry juice and chopped cherries. With mixing speed on low, alternate dry and wet ingredients, mix until batter is smooth and homogeneous (being careful not to over mix).
  4. In a medium size mixing bowl (using a hand mixer), beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into the batter.
  5. Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling each ¾ of the way full. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cupcakes spring back when touched. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely (about 25 minutes).
  6. While cupcakes are cooling, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine butter, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt. Beat until fluffy (2-3 minutes). With mixing speed on low, add heavy cream, then gradually add ½ c. powdered sugar at a time until the mixture becomes soft but firm enough to hold it’s shape. Beat frosting for an additional 3 minutes until light and fluffy.If the consistency is too thick, add a little more cream and beat for 30 seconds more. Pipe or spread onto cooled cupcakes, decorate with crushed almonds or cherries if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Almond Cupcakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 790IU16%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.