One of my all-time favorite drinks is Cherry Limeade.
It’s such a fabulous flavor combination!
Today I am sharing a simple and delicious cupcake version. 🙂
The Cherry Limeade Cupcakes I have seen combine lime cake and cherry frosting.
I decided to do something different…
I made cherry cake full of maraschino cherry chunks, topped with tangy lime frosting.
I also wanted these cupcakes to be quick & easy, so I started with a cake mix.
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries (cut into quarters)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/8 cup milk
- Stemmed cherries for garnish
- green & yellow food coloring gel (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, cherry juice, water, oil and eggs. Mix until well blended. Fold in maraschino cherries. Pour batter into prepared liners and bake for 18-20 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 2 cups of the confectioners’ sugar; mix well. Add lime juice and milk. Mix in the remaining confectioners’ sugar. Add just a dab of the green and yellow food coloring gel. Keep covered.
Pipe frosting on the cooled cupcakes and top with a stemmed cherry before serving.
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