♥ Holly Yields 24 cupcakes
1 white cake box mix
27 maraschino cherries, roughly chopped
1/3 c. maraschino cherry juice
2/3 c. Cherry 7-Up
Eggs & oil (per box directions, OMIT WATER)
24 maraschino cherries, whole
2 cans chocolate white frosting
Pink, red & white nonpareils
24 maraschino cherries with stems
There are 3 different size jars of maraschino cherries I've found, 6oz. = 18 cherries, 10oz = 30 cherries, & 72oz = 218 cherries. This recipe calls for 75 cherries...you can buy any combination to suit your needs.
1. Add 1/3c. maraschino cherry juice, 2/3c. Cherry 7-Up and oil into white box mix, stirring per box directions. Once combined, fold in the 27 chopped cherries. Scoop into cupcake liners but only bake for 18 minutes. Insert a toothpick to check for doneness; when it comes out clean, remove from oven. Let cool fully.
2. Core cooled cupcakes. Insert 1 maraschino cherry into each cored cupcake.
3. Insert 1M tip into chosen pastry bag. Fill bag with white frosting, cut opening and circle frost cupcakes.
4. Sprinkle with pink, white and red nonpareils and top with a stemmed cherry.