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Cherry Chip Cupcakes with Bourbon Vanilla Frosting
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
58 mins

Pretty cherry chip cupcakes for your #CookfortheCure Party! Raise donations for Susan G. Komen's 1,000 Cooks for the Cure by baking these light and moist pink buttermilk cupcakes, studded with maraschino cherries and topped with a fluffy bourbon vanilla whipped cream cheese frosting.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry chip cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 326 kcal
To Make the Cherry Chip Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a cupcake pan with papers.

  2. Place the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Stir the buttermilk, oil, egg white, extracts, and vinegar together, in a large liquid measure.
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry, and mix on low speed until smooth, about a minute. Stir in the chopped cherries and fill the prepared pan no more than ⅔ full of batter.

  5. Bake for 18 minutes or until a bamboo skewer inserted in the thickest part of the cake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Do not brown. Cool completely and frost with Bourbon Vanilla Frosting.
To Make the Bourbon Vanilla Frosting:
  1. Place the cream cheese in a medium bowl, along with the sugar, bourbon (if using), and extracts. Beat on medium speed (using the paddle attachment) until smooth and creamy.
  2. With the mixer at medium low speed, pour in the cold cream in a slow and steady stream.

  3. When all of the cream has been incorporated, stop the mixer, scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, switch to the whisk attachment, and then whip on medium high until the frosting holds stiff peaks (about a minute). Take care not to over-whip, or the frosting could thin out and become runny.

Recipe Notes

For more info on the frosting, click here: Whipped Cream Frosting.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Chip Cupcakes with Bourbon Vanilla Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 199mg9%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.