Cherry Filled Cupcakes
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix (and ingredients to prepare them from package instructions)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 24 maraschino cherries, well drained
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin/cupcake cups.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on box for 24 cupcakes add a cup of flour, this will help the filling not fall to the bottom of the cupcakes.
  3. For each cupcake, spoon 3 tablespoons batter into a muffin cup, then spoon 2 teaspoons pie filling onto center of batter. Bake and cool as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
  4. In a large bowl, beat shortening, powdered sugar and heavy cream with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Place frosting in decorating bag fitted with a star tip. Starting at outer edge of cupcakes, pipe frosting in spiral pattern, gradually elevating to a peak in the center. top each with a cherry.
frosted with a star tip
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