Before summer is over, you should make your way into the kitchen and whip up a batch of these little delights!! Or, maybe in a few months when you’ve forgotten the excruciating heat and want to have a little piece of summer back, you could try them then 🙂
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 6 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the butter and sugar together in mixer until smooth.
Add milk and cherry juice and mix until combined. Then add eggs, one at a time and mix until each is incorporated.
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl and add the mixture to the bowl 1 cup at a time, and mix until incorporated.
Fill lined cupcake tin 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely before frosting.
- 8 Tbsp butter, softened
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 Tbsp lime juice (approx 2 fresh limes)
- 1 Tbsp margarita mix
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 5 cups powdered (confectioners’) sugar
- In a large bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, lime juice, margarita mix, and lime zest. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and continue beating until smooth. If icing is too thin, add more powdered sugar, a couple tablespoons at a time.