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Cherry Limeade Cupcakes


  • Author: Rose
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total Time: 48 minutes
  • Yield: 24-30 cupcakes 1x
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Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1 box white cake mix, 15.25 oz.
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 cup Cherry 7UP®
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 10. oz. jar of Maraschino Cherries (you’ll need 1/4 cup juice for the cupcakes and reserve the cherries for decorating!)

For the Frosting:

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp Cherry 7UP®
  • 56 cups powdered sugar
  • 23 drops bright green gel coloring
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the white cake mix, eggs, oil, 1 cup Cherry 7UP®, and 1/4 cup cherry juice. Mix just until smooth, then spoon or scoop into cupcake liners. I fill my liners 1/2 -2/3 full.
  3. Bake at 325°F for 16-19 minutes. Allow to cool before frosting.
  4. While the cupcakes are baking/cooling, make the buttercream! Place the softened butter, lime juice and Cherry 7UP® in a medium mixing bowl and cream together until smooth. Add in 4 cups of powdered sugar and mix. Continue adding powdered sugar until a stiff consistency is reached (5 cups was perfect for me, but depending on the how soft your butter is, you may need more or less).
  5. Add 2-3 drops of bright green gel coloring to get the lime color – mix well.
  6. Pipe the buttercream onto the cooled cupcakes; garnish with a cherry and sprinkles if desired.

  • Category: Dessert