Saturday, July 13, 2013

Easy Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

One of my all-time favorite drinks is Cherry Limeade.
It's such a fabulous flavor combination!
Today I am sharing a simple and delicious cupcake version. :)



The Cherry Limeade Cupcakes I have seen combine lime cake and cherry frosting.
I decided to do something different...

I made cherry cake full of maraschino cherry chunks, topped with tangy lime frosting.
DELISH!

I also wanted these cupcakes to be quick & easy, so I started with a cake mix.
So here is my version...you are going to love it! 


Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

by Bird On A Cake
Ingredients (18-20 cupcakes)
Cherry Cupcakes
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries (cut into quarters)
Lime Frosting
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • Stemmed cherries for garnish
  •  green & yellow food coloring gel (optional)
Instructions
Cherry Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, cherry juice, water, oil and eggs. Mix until well blended. Fold in maraschino cherries. Pour batter into prepared liners and bake for 18-20 minutes.
Lime Frosting
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 2 cups of the confectioners' sugar; mix well. Add lime juice and milk. Mix in the remaining confectioners' sugar. Add just a dab of the green and yellow food coloring gel. Keep covered.

Pipe frosting on the cooled cupcakes and top with a stemmed cherry before serving.
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Enjoy!

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I also have a fabulous recipe for Maraschino Cherry Cake from scratch...you can find it here.


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27 comments:

  1. Looks so YUMMY. Hope you don't mind me pinning this fab cupcake recipe/photo...I'm obsessed with cupcakes! MMMM...Going to try your recipe soon!!!

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  2. These cute cup cakes looks delicious. I love your presentation & cherries looks very stylish on these

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  3. How pretty are these?! Would be so cute for a baby shower, or a summer bridal shower.

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  4. I love the colors! And cherry limeade is my favorite Sonic drink :) I'm definitely going to give these babies a try. Soon! Visiting from Marvelous Mondays, btw.

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  5. Is there a way to contact you with a cake question that's unrelated to the post or is it better to just put it at the end of the most recent post? Thanks! Mary

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  6. these look delicious!! I would love if you'd bring them to my Sunday Funday Party and share!

    *Susan @ Adventures in my Kitchen

    http://soozind.blogspot.com

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  7. I *just* had a cherry limeade yesterday and was in heaven! I do not get to indulge in them very often. ;)
    These cupcakes are genius, dear.

    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

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  8. These are TOO cute and look sooo yummy! I would love for you to share this over at my link party, Ginger Jamboree. I'm also having a fun giveaway today!

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  9. I cannot wait to make these! They look great!

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  10. This looks too good to eat!

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  11. Has anyone actually made these? All of the comments only talk about how good they LOOK. I just took mine out of the oven and MY GOD do they smell good. I haven't made the frosting yet, but will comment again after I've had a chance to taste them.

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  12. Robin, these are SO adorable!!! Oh my goodness, I die from the cuteness! They sound delicious too!

    My readers would love to see these cupcakes! I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

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  13. That is very simple and lovely! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  14. Love cherries

    I would love you to share these on my link party Serenity Saturday

    Natasha @ Serenity You

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  15. these look so pretty (& yummy!) Happy Friday!

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  16. These cupcakes are so pretty and I'm sure that they are tasty as well.I've featured this recipe on my blog, hoping that you don't mind, but if you do, please contact me and I'll remove it. All the best.

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  17. Hi - thanks for linking up at our blog hop this week! Beautiful cupcakes! Following you now on FB, Deb

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  18. Oh wow these look amazing!! Look so refreshing will definitely have to try these! Xxx

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  19. The gang over at My Personal Accent, think your recipe, Easy Cherry Limeade Cupcakes is simply TERRIFIC! and we would like to invite you to party with us at starting at 5:00 Thursday nights at our new Blog Strut Peacock Style Link Party to share your creative ideas. Come on over!! http://wp.me/P2Vf55-1K

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  20. After making these once, they definitely make the cut to go into my permanent recipe book. You weren't lying when you said making the cupcakes is easy; they turned out super moist and flavorful, but I wasn't stressed out by making them. And, the citrus zing in the icing was lovely!

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  21. These were so Yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe and I will definitely be making these for so many occasions now! :)

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  22. I made these yesterday and all I have to say is they were delicious and easy to make! :)

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    1. Did you use the gel? Is that better than food coloring?

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    2. Hi Melanie! I prefer gel to liquid food coloring because it doesn't change the consistency. Gels also tend to produce brighter colors.

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  23. I'm looking forward to trying your recipe. I made some (the lime cake/cherry frosting version) from another blog; and while they turned out ADORABLE, I didn't like them...too limey for me. Most said reminded them of key lime pie. I hate key lime pie. Can't wait to try yours!

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  24. I made the cupcake s last night and started with mini-cupcakes. They taste great but completely fell apart when I tried to get them out of the pan. I made the second batch as full size cupcakes with liners. I'm concerned the cake is too light and the cupcake won't stay intact when the liners are pulled off.

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