Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Pretty Please with a Cherry on Top?"




I developed this recipe after being unable to find a recipe for cherry cupcakes that sounded good to me.  I wanted something simple and tasty.  I was very pleased with this result.  I think I will coat the "dropped" cherries with flour next time in an attempt to suspend them in the center of the cupcake instead of having them drop to the bottom.  Even though the cherries dropped, they added a nice touch to the cupcakes.

I used a new recipe for "Special Buttercream Frosting" that I found on www.allrecipes.com, but I modified that, too.  Instead of all shortening, I used half shortening and half butter and increased the amount of whipping cream.

The reviews were pretty spectacular, so I think this cupcake recipe is a keeper! 

(These cupcakes were made for a little girl on my caseload.  She just turned four and was recently reunited with her family, so I took three cupcakes to her house when I did my monthly visit.  They seemed to appreciate it.)

4 comments:

Kristi said...

Although I don't think I would like them (not a cherry cake fan), they are very pretty!

Stillapill said...

Thank you, sis! :)

Anonymous said...

hi, I'm a random cupcake lover that stumbled on your blog!
I've been looking for a cherry cupcake recipe but haven't seen anything great so far. yours look sooooo lovely!! Is there any chance you would be willing to share your recipe?
Let me know! my email is karinadimech@hotmail.com
Thank you!

Stillapill said...

Hi Karina,

I will gladly share my recipe. I will email it to you from my home email, shellgame@cox.net. If you don't get it, please let me know and I will repost it here.

Thank you for visiting and commenting!