Cherry Cola Cupcakes Recipe

Cherry Cola Cupcakes
Cherry Cola Cupcakes
Cherry cola cupcakes that zip you into a 1950's diner.

Cupcake recipe

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Cake ingredients

  • 1 ½ c all purpose flour
  • 3 tbs cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ c coke (don't use diet)

Frosting ingredients

  • ½ stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 c powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tbs milk
  • 1 to 2 tbs syrup from a jar of morello cherries
  • For the Glaze
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 ½ tbs coke
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c powdered sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 12 capacity muffin tin or line the holes with paper cases.
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and beat for about a minute.
  5. Combine the buttermilk, vanilla and coke.
  6. Slowly add a third of the flour mix, alternating with the buttermilk mix, ending with the flour mix. Mix until just combined ensuring you do not over mix.
  7. Spoon the mixture into prepared muffin tin.
  8. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  9. To make the frosting, beat the unsalted butter until pale and fluffy.
  10. Incorporate the powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk, beating until well incorporated.
  11. Add the syrup until you reach your desired flavor and color and beat for a few minutes.
  12. Depending on your desired consistency you may wish to add more sugar or milk.
  13. To make the glaze, combine the butter, coke and cocoa in a small pot and heat until the butter has melted.
  14. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and powdered sugar until you have the consistency you need.
  15. Pipe the frosting onto the fully cooled cupcakes, top with a spoon of glaze and decorate as desired.