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Cherry Cupcakes

Looking for the best cherry cupcakes? Our recipe features cherry juice in the batter, cherry pie filling stuffed inside and a Maraschino cherry on top.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Cupcakes, chocolate cherry cupcakes, Chocolate cupcakes, vanilla cherry cupcakes
Servings: 12
Calories: 1535kcal


  • oven
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • whisk
  • frosting spatula
  • muffin tins


  • 1 Cake mix vanilla or chocolate
  • 1 Pudding mix vanilla or chocolate
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Cherry juice
  • 1 Cake icing vanilla or chocolate
  • 1 cup Cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup Maraschino cherries


  • Preheat oven too 350F.
  • Grease muffin tins.
  • In a large mixing bowl mix cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil and cherry juice with a whisk until well incorporated.
  • Using 2 soup spoons, fill each muffin tin half way with chocolate cake mix batter.
  • Using a small teaspoon add 3 cherries from the can of pie filling. You want to add these to the centre of the cupcake so they bake inside and offer a secret surprise!
  • Add another spoonful of cake batter to each muffin. Be sure to spread the cake batter over the cherries so they are not exposed.
  • Bake cherry cupcakes in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Let cupcakes cool for at least an hour. Once cool gently remove each cupcake and place on a wire rack.
  • Using a frosting spatula, spread vanilla and/or chocolate icing onto each cupcake.
  • Top each cupcake with a Maraschino cherry and serve with ice cream.


Calories: 1535kcal | Carbohydrates: 342.6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 263.8g | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg