Shara's Shirley temple cupcakes

Shara's Shirley Temple Cupcakes Recipe

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sherry monfils


My daughters' favorite drink, the Shirley temple had her experimenting recently in her kitchen to come up w/ a either a cake or cupcakes that would taste like her favorite drink. The cake was okay but the cupcakes were amazing!


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20 Min
20 Min


  • 1 pkg
    yellow or white cake mix
  • 1-1/4 c
    cherry flavored 7-u soda
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 3 large
    eggs, room temp
  • ·
    red food coloring drops
  • 1 jar(s)
    maraschino cherries
  • 1 can(s)
    cream cheese frosting
  • 2 Tbsp
    cherry flavored 7-up soda
  • 3 Tbsp
    reserved maraschino cherry juice

How to Make Shara's Shirley temple cupcakes


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray cooking spray lightly onto muffin pan w/ 18 muffin cups or use muffin baking cups.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, 1-1/4 cups soda, oil & eggs about 2 minutes until combined. Set aside 1/3 cup of batter in a small bowl. To the small bowl of batter, add a few drops of red food coloring. Mix into the batter until it turns red.
  3. Spoon the red batter evenly into baking cups. Remove stems from 18 Maraschino cherries and place 1 cherry in center of each muffin cup. Top w/ the remaining batter. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cool. Place frosting in a medium bowl. Add remaining soda, the 3 tbsp. of reserved cherry juice & a drop of red food coloring. Beat on low just until blended. Frost cupcakes and top w/ a cherry.

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About Shara's Shirley temple cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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