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Cherry Almond Cupcakes

These Cherry Almond Cupcakes are so bright and festive - they're hard to resist! A beautiful almond cupcake, made from scratch, is topped with a cherry almond frosting that is just delightful! Topped with a cherry, these cupcakes are party-ready!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry almond cupcakes, cherry cupcakes, cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 170kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout



  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp sour cream room temperature
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 large egg whites room temperature, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp milk room temperature
  • 2 tbsp water room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Prepare a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until light in color and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  • Mix in sour cream and almond extract until well combined.
  • Add one egg white and mix until combined.
  • Add remaining two egg whites and mix until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add half of the flour mixture to the batter and mix until well combined.
  • Add the milk and water and mix until combined.
  • Add remaining flour and mix until well combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
  • Fill the cupcake liners about halfway to two-thirds full of batter. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
  • Removed cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Frost with Maraschino Cherry Frosting. Find the recipe HERE.


Excerpted from Simply Beautiful Homemade Cakes: Extraordinary Recipes and Easy Decorating Techniques by Lindsay Conchar. Copyright © 2016. Reprinted with permission from Page Street Publishing Co. All rights reserved.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg