Cherry Almond Cupcakes

by aimee @ shugarysweets on March 26, 2012

Cherry Almond Cupcake recipe

Happy Birthday to my baby girl. My baby turns 8 today. EIGHT. As in, she has been in my life for 8 years.

This is so hard to believe! Can you tell I’m having trouble adjusting to this? She is a wonderful little girl, full of spunk and spitfire! As the youngest of 4 kids she works hard to find her little place in this world, making sure we don’t forget about her! Which, if you’ve ever met her, she is adorable and has a cute little personality (have I mentioned “spunk” yet?) and completely UNforgettable.


Anyways, her birthday is getting lost in the shuffle as we are getting ready to go on Spring Break. But if she ever looks at my blog one day and happens across this post…BABY GIRL…I LOVE YOU!!

Now I need to figure out what I can call this post-baby fat I’ve been carrying around…for 8 years. Time to do something about it, can’t keep blaming it on “just had a baby” anymore!

Cherry Almond Cupcakes


    For the Cake:
  • 1 box (18.5oz) butter cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp almond extract
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 6 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp almond extract


  1. In large mixing bowl, mix all the cake ingredients together. Line cupcake pan with paper wrappers. Fill cupcakes 1/2 full. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-17 minutes. Remove and cool completely. You can also make mini cupcakes if you prefer, baking for about 10 minutes.
  2. For the frosting, combine butter with powdered sugar, cherry juice and almond extract. When combined beat on high for 2-3 minutes until fluffy. Fill decorating bag and using tip of your choice, frost each cupcake. Enjoy!

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Jocelyn March 26, 2012 at 11:26 am

Happy Birthday to your little cutie pie!!! I can definitely tell she has personality with that smile:-)

I hear ya on getting rid of the “baby” fat:-) My youngest is going to be 9 later this year…and I’m still carrying around some “weight” :-)

Yummy cupcakes!!! They are diet right???

Reply March 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Happy birthday! The cupcakes are beautiful!


Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie March 26, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Yum cherry almond sounds great!


Averie @ Averie Cooks March 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm

they look wonderful and the frosting is just PERFECT, Aimee!


the food dude March 27, 2012 at 12:43 am

Beautiful photos, those cupcakes look awesome! And happy birthday to your baby girl!


Katie Mar March 27, 2012 at 3:11 am

your daughter AND these cupcakes are adorable!


deb March 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I adore the shimmering pale pink for early spring! A delightful birthday indeed!


Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust March 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm

What a beautiful birthday girl! Happy birthday too her. And these cupcakes are so pretty too, I want to eat my computer screen. :)


cupsbykim March 29, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I’d love for you to stop by Sweet & Simple Sunday and share these!!

Reply April 4, 2012 at 4:17 am

Hi, I’m featuring these at “What’s New Wednesday” this week! Thanks so much for sharing them:)


Lori @ Intoxicology 101 August 18, 2012 at 1:59 am

My husband is both a Cherry and an almond fiend… can’t wait to try these. I like to boozy bake, I’m thinking a bit of almond liqueur or maraschino liqueur would go great in these. :)


Aimee August 18, 2012 at 2:26 am

I think either would be delish. Grand Marnier cupcakes anyone?


Deanna Lynn October 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm

wow! so pretty love the pink cupcake, and it looks so easy to make so i just have to try it!


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