Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

I really hope you’re not getting burned out on desserts. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I know you have a bunch of ideas in your head of a treat to make your sweetie. I shared my vanilla bean cheesecake with fresh strawberry sauce recipe last week which would be a perfect ending to any Valentine’s meal. BUT, today’s treats are a little more fun and cute!

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes, maraschino cherry cake with lime whipped frosting. UGH, so good!This classic pairing of cherry and lime for the well known drink is just so yummy together! This is a maraschino cherry cake with lime whipped frosting. UGH, so good! These are definitely the best cupcakes I have ever made. The frosting is not overly sweet due to the shot of lime juice. You will definitely want to make these for more than just a special occasion!

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes, maraschino cherry cake with lime whipped frosting. UGH, so good!

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

24 cupcakes

Ingredients

  1. Maraschino Cherry Cake:
  2. 10 oz jar maraschino cherries
  3. 1 box vanilla cake mix
  4. 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  5. 3 eggs
  6. Whipped Lime Frosting:
  7. 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
  8. 2 Cups powdered sugar
  9. 1 Tbls fresh squeezed lime juice
  10. 1 tsp lime zest
  11. 8 oz whipped topping (cool whip)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to directions on back of cake mix.
  2. Take cherries out of jar, reserving liquid. Remove stems and pat dry with a paper towel. Rough chop so you get small and larger chunks. Set aside.
  3. Reserve about 1 Tbls of the cake mix powder. Mix cake mix with oil, eggs and the reserved cherry liquid mixed with water to equal 1 Cup. Beat mix according to directions on back of box.
  4. Sprinkle the 1 Tbls of cake mix powder on to the chopped cherries. Mix until cherries are lightly coated. Add this to the bowl and fold in the chunks. Doing this will help the cherry pieces to stay suspended in the mix and not sink to the bottom of the cupcakes.
  5. Place mix in cupcake wrappers in cupcake tray. Bake to the instructions on back of box.
  6. While cupcakes are baking, make the frosting.
  7. Whip butter until fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar in batches until fully mixed.
  8. Add in the lime juice and zest and mix.
  9. Add about 1/3 of the container of cool whip and whisk until incorporated. Fold in the remaining cool whip to form a light and fluffy frosting. Set aside in fridge.
  10. When cupcakes are done baking, place on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Take cupcakes out of time and place on wire rack until completely cool.
  11. Frost cupcakes with whipped lime frosting, top with a cherry and more lime zest if desired.
  12. Serve and enjoy!
  13. If you don't plan on eating all of the cupcakes right away, you will need to store them along with any leftover frosting in the fridge. Due to the cool whip, it cannot sit out.
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Cherry Limeade Cupcakes, maraschino cherry cake with lime whipped frosting. UGH, so good!

Take cherries out of jar, reserving liquid. Remove stems and pat dry with a paper towel. Rough chop so you get small and larger chunks. Set aside.

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes, maraschino cherry cake with lime whipped frosting. UGH, so good!

Reserve about 1 Tbls of the cake mix powder. Mix cake mix with oil, eggs and the reserved cherry liquid mixed with water to equal 1 Cup. Beat mix according to directions on back of box.
Sprinkle the 1 Tbls of cake mix powder on to the chopped cherries. Mix until cherries are lightly coated. Add this to the bowl and fold in the chunks. Doing this will help the cherry pieces to stay suspended in the mix and not sink to the bottom of the cupcakes.

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes, maraschino cherry cake with lime whipped frosting. UGH, so good!

Place mix in cupcake wrappers in cupcake tray. Bake to the instructions on back of box.

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes, maraschino cherry cake with lime whipped frosting. UGH, so good!

When cupcakes are done baking, place on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Take cupcakes out of time and place on wire rack until completely cool.

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes, maraschino cherry cake with lime whipped frosting. UGH, so good!

Frost cupcakes with whipped lime frosting,

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes, maraschino cherry cake with lime whipped frosting. UGH, so good!

top with a cherry and more lime zest if desired.
Serve and enjoy!

YUMMMM, see that’s not too hard!

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes, maraschino cherry cake with lime whipped frosting. UGH, so good!

Do you think your sweetie will enjoy these little cuties?! Mine sure did!

What about you? What are some of your favorite flavor combos??

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23 thoughts on “Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

  1. I saw you linking this up right before my post on My Romantic Home and had to come right over and print this out. My hubby loves cherry limeade at Sonic, so I know he’d like these! Thanks, and gorgeous photography by the way. Take care – Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  2. Wow! These sound (and look) absolutely amazing! I am definitely pinning this to try this summer!!!

    ~ visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party ~ Danielle from Family Centsability

  3. Seriously, what are you doing to me here? Now I’m starving! With the chicken tenders, the punch and the cupcakes, I feel like I could just make a whole party from following your posts. I think I will!

  4. These look so good and I’m a sucker for a pretty cupcake no matter what the taste! I’d love for you to link this up at the TIPS AND TRICKS LINKY PARTY today! We are having a valentine’s day theme. :)
    Gina @ Gina’s Craft Corner

  5. One of my favorite combinations ALL in a cupcake!! I will be featuring this at Tickled Pink Times Two tonight! I hope you will join us again for another great party!

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