Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cherry Cordial Cupcakes

Happy Tuesday!! Yesterday went by quickly, and I am hoping today will be the same... My first small group of the year starts tonight (we are doing Beth Moore's Breaking Free) so it will be a long day until I get to head home to see my sweet hubby and puppy!

I don't know why, but I had baking fever all weekend...! There are a few Pinterest recipes that have been burning a hole in my pocket, so I decided there would be no better time than Super Bowl weekend to try them out (even if they weren't football themed).



What you need:
- Cupcakes
- Frosting
- Maracino cherries

I used a boxed cake mix for my cupcakes and premade frosting, but if you're feeling extra ambitious, I encourage you to make these from scratch! The original recipe was chocolate cake and frosting, but I'm a vanilla girl.


How to:

1. Once your cupcakes are fully cool, use a paring knife to cut a 1.5 inch-ish deep heart out of the center of the cupcake (I tried to use a heart cookie cutter, but the edges of the cookie cutter were not sharp enough to make a convincing heart shape).


2. After removing the heart shape, cover the inside of the cupcake with frosting.


3. Once you frost the inside of the cupcake, place 2-3 cherries inside, and top with some of the cherry juice (the cherry juice absorbs into the cake, and makes for a very tasty cherry flavor!).



Linking up with Tuesday's Table

11 comments :

  1. Those look so so good - and they are pretty to boot!!! I wish I was a better baker, but the best I can do is Banana Bread!!

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  2. Those are adorable! How festive!

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    Nickie

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  3. they look so cute and i bet they taste delicious!

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  4. YUM! These look delicious and super easy. I may have to break out the cupcake pan this weekend :) Thanks for the recipe!

    http://uglybutstillinteresting.blogspot.com/

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  5. These look freaking amazing. And just in time for Vday! You are so creative :)

    agirlandhersparkles.blogpspot.com

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  6. Ohhhh my goodness! Those look so tasty and a lot easier to make than I expected! We do a potluck of just sweets on Valentine's Day at work, so it helps to have some baked goods and goodies for ideas! Thanks for sharing, love! xo

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  7. Those cupcakes are so cute, I I think I'm going to run out today and make them, thanks for sharing!!

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  8. ohhh my goodness, I have to try these! SOOO cute!

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  9. How adorable and they look delicious! Love this idea! :) xoxo, Lindsay

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  10. That sounds amazing!!! Omg I want one. Ha, my mouth started to water. Thanks a lot... =) Clever idea.

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    1. Made these for my husband to take to work with him for Valentine's Day! I saved one for myself though...so fun =)

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