Cherry Almond Cupcakes

 cherry almond cupcakes
If you bake this little gem for your sweetheart, I guarantee you will get a big kiss!!! It is so full of flavor that your will be doing the happy dance for days.
Ingredients:
Cupcakes:
1 stick butter, softened
3 egg whites
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups flour
14 maraschino cherries, chopped
Frosting:
1 stick butter, softened
2 cups Marshmallow cream
5 Tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
4 to 5 cups powdered sugar
10 maraschino cherries, chopped
Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with liners.
  • Add sugar, butter, vanilla and almond extract; beat until combined.
  • Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the buttermilk and cherry juice, mix well.
  • Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • Add the flour mixture to the batter, beat on low speed, mix until well combined. Fold in chopped cherries.
  • Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the top springs back to a light touch.
  • Cool cupcakes completely before frosting.
  • Frosting: Beat butter and marshmallow cream until smooth.Add cherry juice.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar until its the consistency that you want. Add chopped cherries.
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