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Last week I had the pleasure of trying a recipe out that I found from Family, Food and Travel…her recipe was easy to follow as a guide. I changed a few things to create this into Cherry Coke Cupcakes for my family. Im not a big baker from scratch, so being able to start with box mix and add a few things was perfect for me.
You see, my husband is a HUGE Coca-Cola fan and for our date night in, I surprised him with Cherry Coke Cupcakes. For this recipe I used Coke Zero instead of regular coke, but if you want more of the Coca-Cola flavor you should probably use a regular Coke.
1 Box Devils Food Cake
1/3 Cup of Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Coke Zero
1/2 Cup of Maraschino Cherry Liquid
Large Jar of Maraschino Cherries
Whipped Butter Cream Frosting
1tbsp Maraschino Cherry Liquid
Maraschino Cherries (one for the top of each cupcake)
Preheat Oven to 350
Add Wilton Rainbow Bright Standard Baking Cups to Muffin Pan
Mix Cake according to the box, BUT substitute water for 1 Cup Coke and 1/3 Cup of Maraschino Cherry Liquid
Fill Liners 2/3 full and add 1 cherry to the middle of each
Bake according to cake box
I purchased Betty Crocker Whipped Frosting – Butter Cream and mixed in 2 tbsp of Coke and 1 tbsp of Maraschino Cherry Liquid…stir it all together and let sit for 15 minutes or so, due to adding liquid it will be a little runny but it will come back together after you let it sit for a few minutes.
Once the cupcakes are cool enough to add frosting to…transfer the frosting to a piping bag and frost each cupcake.
Optional: top each cupcake with a cherry