Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cheerwine Cupcakes


 Yummy yummy yummy.

 If you are not fortunate enough to live in the South, you probably have no idea what  Cheerwine is......


 Cheerwine is a cherry flavored soft drink produced in North Carolina and only distributed from West (By God) Virginia, to Georgia; and a few other places around the country as a "specialty" soda.

 I found an awesome recipe for Cheerwine flavored cupcakes and the Indipendance Day picnic our friends held this evening was a perfect excuse to try the recipe.

*If  you live up North or out West and can't get your hands on Cheerwine, just use a cup of water and some cherry extract in place of the 1 cup of Cheerwine.

 Cheerwine Cupcakes

 1 box white cake mix
1 box cherry Jello-O
 1/2 cup oil
 4 eggs
 1 cup Cheerwine

 Mix well and fill cupcake papers 1/3 full.
 Makes 2 dozen.


 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, soft
1 Tsp. cherry extract
 4-5 cups powdered sugar

 Beat the cream cheese, cherry extract, and enough powdered sugar to make a somewhat stiff icing; using more sugar if needed.
Pipe onto the cooled cupcakes, garnish (if desired) and refrigerate until needed.

 The cupcakes have a lovely pink color, and a wonderful cherry flavor. This is going to be a favorite in my house.


Susannah Forshey said...

Oh, wow, this sounds AMAZING. I love cream cheese icing on cupcakes, too....since cupcakes are usually a pretty high icing to cake ratio. ;)

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Cheryl said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe.....just made them tonight ..I made the mini cupcakes....then shared with family and friends....everyone absolutely loved them....this recipe is definitely a keeper!! I finely cut up some maraschino cherries and added about 3-4 bits to each muffin before baking. They are so pretty , light as a feather, and YUMMY!! Thank You!