Whatcha Baking Wednesday: Cherry Cordial Cupcakes

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

Pinterest is going crazy with Valentine’s Day deliciousness, so I guess I’ll jump on board, too.

The grocery store had an entire display of cherry cordials with their even bigger Valentine’s Day display, so I figured I would make some Cherry Cordial Cupcakes.

Cherries, chocolate cake, cream cheese buttercream, chocolate drizzle….are you hungry yet?

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Cherry Cordial Cupcakes

Cherry Cordial Cupcakes


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients on box)
  • 1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Wilton Meringue Powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • maraschino cherries for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. Prepare and bake cupcakes according to package directions. Cool on wire racks.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until combined.
  4. Add powdered sugar and Meringue Powder and cream until fluffy.
  5. Add cherry juice to desired consistency.
  6. Stir in chopped cherries.
  7. Place icing in decorator bag with round tip attached and pipe on top of each cupcake. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  8. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and half and half on HIGH for 45 seconds. Stir. Continue at 20 second intervals until melted and smooth.
  9. Stir in corn syrup.
  10. Pour about half a tablespoon of chocolate over each iced cupcake. Return to frig for at least 30 minutes.
  11. Top each cupcake with a cherry before serving.
  12. Store cupcakes in refrigerator.

What are your favorite Valentine’s chocolates?

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Shared with: Mouthwatering Monday, Mrs. Fox’s Sweets, Cupcake Tuesday, Comfy in the Kitchen

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  • http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/ marilyn

    I’ve been trying o link a post but I keep getting an error message that there is no backlink to the site.  I have linked this post elsewhere with no problems.  I’ll try again later.  Happy Wednesday!

  • http://profiles.google.com/cfox75 Christina Fox

    These are so pretty and yummy looking! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  • http://onefoodiesculinaryadventures.blogspot.com/ EKR

    Beautiful cupcakes! I can’t wait to start making valentines recipes on my blog. :) :)

  • HoosierHomemade

    Oh yum! Chocolate and cherries!!
    Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!~Liz

  • HoosierHomemade

    Oh yum! Chocolate and cherries!!
    Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!~Liz