Delightful Mini Cherry Cordial Cupcakes Recipe











Discover how to make mouthwatering Mini Cherry Cordial Cupcakes in just 45 minutes! Perfect for any gathering, these cupcakes combine the rich flavors of cherry and chocolate in a bite-sized treat. Each serving is a perfect blend of sweet and savory, making them a hit at any event.


Step 1: Preparing the Cupcake Batter

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F and lining your mini-muffin tin with paper liners. Sift the dry ingredients into the bowl of your electric mixer. Attach the paddle and mix the ingredients on a low setting. Then, beat the eggs into the milk and add them to the dry mixture, followed by the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and warm water. Mix everything until you obtain a smooth batter that’s free of lumps.
Pro Tip: Use room temperature ingredients for a smoother batter.

Step 2: Filling the Cupcake Liners

With the batter ready, fill each cup of your mini-muffin tin just enough to cover the bottom. Gently press a single cherry into the center of each cup. Then, carefully cover the cherry with more batter until each cup is about three-quarters full. This ensures each cupcake will have a sweet cherry surprise in the center.
Pro Tip: Don’t overfill to avoid the cupcakes spilling over the edges while baking.

Step 3: Baking the Cupcakes

Place the filled mini-muffin tin in the oven and bake your cupcakes for 10-12 minutes. Keep an eye on them; they are ready when a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Once baked to perfection, remove them from the oven and let them cool on a rack for about 5 minutes before removing them from the tin.
Pro Tip: Cooling the cupcakes in the tin too long can make them soggy.

Step 4: Preparing the Cherry Icing

For the cherry icing, start by beating the butter in your electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add the icing sugar, mixing on a low speed until smooth and creamy. Finally, blend in the cherry juice. You should aim for a consistency that is smooth yet firm enough to hold its shape when piped. You can adjust this by adding more sugar or cherry juice as necessary.
Pro Tip: If the icing is too thin, chill it for a bit to firm up before piping.

Step 5: Decorating the Cupcakes

With the cupcakes cooled and the icing ready, it’s time to decorate! Fit a piping bag with your favorite tip, fill it with the cherry icing, and pipe a generous swirl onto each cupcake. For an extra touch of charm, top each cupcake with a fresh cherry or a sprinkle of chocolate shavings.
Pro Tip: Practice your piping on a plate before moving to the cupcakes to ensure the perfect swirl.