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Recipe: Double Cherry Cola Fudge Cupcakes

March 25, 2009
This recipe won the Atlanta Cupcake Contest

Double Cherry Cola Fudge Cupcakes
Submitted by Ms. Mary from Ada, Oklahoma

Cake:
2 ¼ c. all purpose flour
1 ½ c. granulated sugar
¾ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 ¼ c. cola flavored beverage
¼ c. maraschino cherry juice
½ c. canola oil
2 T. white vinegar
1 ½ t. vanilla
1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set 24 cupcake liners into a pan.

Stir together first 5 ingredients in bowl. In another medium size bowl add cola beverage, cherry juice, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Slowly add liquid mixture to the dry mixture and beat until just smooth. Scoop into cupcake liners. Drop teaspoonsful of pie filling evenly over the top.
Bake for 20 min. until done. Cool completely.

Frosting:
2 T. cola flavored beverage
2 T. maraschino cherry juice
½ c. butter, room temperature
1 t. vanilla extract
4 c. confectioner’s sugar

In large mixing bowl, beat together first four frosting ingredients. Slowly beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread over cooled cupcakes.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. merium permalink
    March 26, 2009 9:17 pm

    OMG! These look so yummyful~I’m almost speechless!

  2. apparentlyjessy permalink
    March 26, 2009 9:58 am

    Gawd these look so good, I feel really inspired to make these, I see many recipes…but this one I truely want to try soon!

  3. Mommy Gourmet permalink
    March 25, 2009 10:33 pm

    I love cherry, I love fudgy cherry. Man alive these sound great!

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