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Cherry Filled Vanilla Cupcakes

How to make cherry filled vanilla cupcakes lizbushong.com

Vanilla cupcakes are filled with cherry cream cheese coconut filling, and baked to perfection. Whipped cream frosting makes the cakes light and not too sweet, it’s like a sundae with a cherry on top.  Bake in cupcake liners then serve with decorative cupcake liners for pretty presentation.

Ingredients

Easy Cake Recipe
1 white cake mix
1- package dry mix only instant vanilla pudding and pie mix
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 egg whites
1- 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
Filling:
1- 4 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 egg white
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, well drained, dried & chopped
Whipped Cream Frosting
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. In medium bowl, add softened cream cheese, egg white, confectioners sugar, extract and coconut.
  2. Stir to mix, then add chopped well drained cherries.
  3. In mixing bowl, add all cake ingredients beat on medium speed to combine.
  4. Line cupcake mini and standard pan with liners. 
  5. Add 2 tablespoons batter in each cup. 
  6. Add 1/2 teaspoon of filling to mini cupcakes and 1 teaspoon in standard cupcakes. 
  7. Top with small amount of cake batter to cover filling, only filling cupcake pans 3/4 full.
  8. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes standard cupcake and 15 for minis. Allow to cool before frosting.

Frosting:  In chilled bowl, with wire whisk, whip heavy cream to soft peaks, add confectioners sugar and extract, beat until stiff peaks for.  Fill pastry bag with tip # 1 M with whipped cream. Pipe cupcakes right before serving, add single stemmed cherry. 

Notes

Store cupcakes in refrigerator.

Bake cupcakes in white liners, then serve with decorative cupcake liners for presentation.

Best served day made. Pipe with whipped cream right before serving.

Cupcakes can be baked ahead and frozen without frosting for up to 30 days.

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