Cherry Almond Cupcakes

The cherry and almond flavors were just meant to be together, Especially in cupcakes form. Their tempting, nutty and delicious fruity pairing makes for dessert royalty.

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I just have to say it, these cupcakes are completely and utterly dessert royalty! Their texture is so soft and delicate then the almond-cherry flavored frosting literally just melts away in your mouth. They’re reminiscent of the cherry chip cake you get at the grocery store, however, they are much better than a box mix of course.

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These are something like, I want to say, sweet, blissful cherry clouds (if you could only imagine what that would taste like). With a fluffy cake and a decadent almond and maraschino cherry flavor, you may just very well find these to be a new favorite cupcake. Enjoy!

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Cherry Almond Cupcakes

These fluffy, tender, delicious cupcakes have the perfect flavor combination of maraschino cherry and sweet almond flavor! They’re perfect for Valentine’s day or a birthday.

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Cupcakes, Valentines Cupcakes
Author: Jaclyn from cooking classy


1 1/4 cups cake flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
18 maraschino cherries, divided
3/4 cup granulated sugar
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 large egg, at room temperature*
1 large egg white, at room temperature
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup buttermilk
3 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice

3/4 cup butter, at room temperature (I used 1/2 cup unsalted 1/4 cup salted)
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 – 2 1/2 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
1/4 tsp almond extract
Few drops red food coloring (optional)

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