Very cherry cupcakes

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I just got done making these as a Valentine’s Day surprise for my hubby. I hope he likes them (I really already know that he loves them :-D) I think you’ll like them too! This recipe makes & frosts 13 cupcakes.



What you’ll need:



For cake:

2 c flour
1 c sugar
1 ½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 c oil
1 can cherry pie filling with about ¼ c set aside

Mix together by hand flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in oil and eggs. Mixture will be crumbly. Using an electric mixer (or a blender works too), beat in cherry pie filling. Pour into cupcake tins that have either been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or lined with cupcake liners. Bake @ 350 degrees for about 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. This recipe can be made into a sheet cake (9 x 13 inch); just increase the baking time to 30 minutes. Mmmm look at that cherry poking out of there!


Let cool on wire rack in the pan for about 10 minutes then remove from pan and let cool completely before frosting.


For frosting:

¼ c butter
4 - 5 c + 1 - 2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
The reserved cherry pie filling (¼ c)

Cream butter and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar (1 c at a time) until desired consistency. Beat in cherry pie filling (this will make the frosting thinner again). Beat in remaining powdered sugar ½ c at a time until desired consistency is again reached.

Cost:
flour - $2.12/5 pound bag
sugar - $1.99/4 lb bag
powdered sugar - $1.69
eggs - $1.09/ dozen
butter - $1.75/pound
pie filling - $1.99
Total - $3.61

2 of my favorite chefs had this to say....:

Wendy said...

You're making me hungry! (Don't come over to my blog again and complain about ME making YOU hungry. Sheesh.)

When you start your muffin delivery service let me know. I'm in!

once in a blue moon... said...

these look good! we don't live with the same prices, where i am everything is more then doubled...

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