Welcome to the delightful world of baking, where we’ll embark on a journey to create the perfect Cherry Chip Cupcakes. These sweet treats are not only visually appealing but also bursting with the delightful flavor of cherries. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, these cupcakes are sure to become a favorite in your repertoire. So, let’s gather our ingredients and dive into the art of making Cherry Chip Cupcakes!



Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need:

Ingredient Quantity
All-purpose flour 1 ½ cups
Baking powder 1 ½ teaspoons
Salt ¼ teaspoon
Unsalted butter ½ cup (softened)
Granulated sugar 1 cup
Eggs 2
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
Maraschino cherry juice ½ cup
Milk ½ cup
Maraschino cherries, chopped ½ cup
Mini chocolate chips ½ cup


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add Eggs and Vanilla: Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then add the vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk and cherry juice. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in Cherries and Chocolate Chips: Gently fold in the chopped maraschino cherries and mini chocolate chips into the batter.
  7. Fill Cupcake Liners: Spoon the batter into the prepared cupcake liners, filling each about two-thirds full.
  8. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool: Allow the cupcakes to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Time Duration:

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Baking Time: 18-20 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 40 minutes

FAQ – Cherry Chip Cupcakes:

Q: Can I use fresh cherries instead of maraschino cherries? A: While maraschino cherries provide a distinct flavor and color, you can use fresh cherries if you prefer. Just be sure to pit and chop them before adding to the batter.

Q: Can I substitute almond extract for vanilla extract? A: Yes, you can substitute almond extract for a different flavor profile, but be cautious as almond extract can be stronger, so use it sparingly.

Q: How should I store these cupcakes? A: Store the cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for longer freshness.

Now, armed with this recipe, enjoy the process of creating and savoring these delightful Cherry Chip Cupcakes!

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