I made this several weeks ago and I finally have an excuse to make them again! They were super delicious and there is not one ounce of diet in these bad boys. I had to alter the frosting since I could not find cherry extract for the life of me, but no worries the cupcakes still tasted divine. If you come from a state where Cheerwine is not sold then (1) I apologize and (2) I will be praying for you. Get to baking!
*recipe can be found at Happily Ever After
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 box cherry Jello-O
- 1/2 cup oil
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup Cheerwine
- 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, soft
- 1 tsp. cherry extract (Substituted Vanilla Extract)
- 4-5 cups powdered sugar
For the Cupcakes: Mix all ingredients well and fill cupcake papers 1/3 full. (Makes 2 dozen)
Beat the cream cheese, cherry extract, and enough powdered sugar to make a somewhat stiff icing; using more sugar if needed.
Pipe onto the cooled cupcakes, garnish (if desired) and refrigerate until needed.