Cheery Cherry Snowmen

Cheery Cherry Snowmen
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These delightful little cupcakes are packed full of maraschino cherry flavor.
45 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 cup
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
baking soda
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1/3 cup
buttermilk*
2 tablespoons
maraschino cherry juice
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup
sugar
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla
1/4 teaspoon
almond extract
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs (whites only)
1/4 cup
chopped maraschino cherries

Frosting

3 cups
powdered sugar
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon
almond extract
2 to 3 tablespoons
milk or buttermilk
 
Mini snowmen cupcake decorations**
 
*Substitute 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/3 cup; let stand 5 minutes.
**Substitute other small holiday decorations.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place mini-foil or paper baking cups into 24 mini-muffin pan cups. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl. Combine buttermilk and cherry juice in 1 cup glass measuring cup. Set aside.
  3. Place 1/4 cup butter into bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add sugar, vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add 1 egg white at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beating at low speed after each addition, until just combined. Stir in chopped cherries.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake 15-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. Combine powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Continue beating, adding enough milk for desired piping consistency.
  6. Place frosting into large resealable plastic food bag; cut small tip from one corner of bag. Pipe frosting onto tops of cupcakes to form peaks. Top each cupcake with mini snowman decoration.

Recipe Tips

Mini muffin pans can vary in size. The yield may vary depending on the size of the pan.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories
150
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
26g
Protein
1g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
95mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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