I am serious and don’t call me Shirley (Temple cupcakes)

Below you’ll find a marvelous recipe for Shirley Temple cupcakes. I can’t take credit for the creation, but I can tell you where I found it! Here’s the link for Cocktail Cupcakes. Be sure to check out their site for other scrumptious recipes. XOXO

Shirley Temple Cupcake Recipe

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Batter Ingredients

1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
About 4 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. lemon lime soda (left out so it will get flat)
1/4 c. grenadine
30 maraschino cherries

Cream butter and sugar until well blended. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Sift flour and baking soda. Add to mixture alternately with lemon lime soda and grenadine. Add vanilla. Pour into cupcake liners. Place one maraschino cherry in the middle of each cupcake on top of the batter. and bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes. Cherry will sink down during baking and be a nice little surprise at the bottom of each cupcake.

Maraschino Cherry Buttercream Frosting Recipe

1 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup pureed maraschino cherries
2 TBS maraschino cherry juice

Whip butter. Add powdered sugar and cherry juice alternately. Mix in pureed cherries. Whip for 3 minutes and pipe onto cupcakes. Garnish with a maraschino cherry with stem to get a pink cherry-topped cupcake. YUM.