Are you still looking for that special treat to make for your Valentine? I have 3 little words: Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes.
These cupcakes are easy to make - they're beautifully pink color makes them the perfect Valentine AND they are amazingly delicious. What could be more perfect?
I will walk you through the baking process step by step. What could possibly go wrong? :)
Cherry Vanilla Cupcake
6 egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 Tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
16 whole cherries for decoration
Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
Combine milk, egg whites, cherry juice and almond extract in a separate bowl.
Cream butter and sugar in bowl of standing mixer.
Add dry ingredients in 3 separate batches, alternating with wet ingredients.
Chop cherries and fold into batter.
Scoop batter into muffin pan and bake 23 minutes at 350.
Cool on a wire rack.
To make cherry buttercream, make a batch of vanilla buttercream and add cherry juice and a drop of pink food coloring.
Pipe buttercream onto cooled cupcakes. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
There you go ... easy as pie ... uummmm ... I mean cupcakes. Super easy cupcakes that will melt your Valentine's heart.
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