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Cherry Cola Cupcakes Recipe. The soda gives the cupcakes a slight cherry flavor while enhancing the chocolate. Top with cherry buttercream frosting and a fresh cherry!

Cherry Coke Cupcakes Recipe

  • Author: Midwestern Moms
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Adding cherry cola to this cupcake recipe gives the cupcakes a slight cherry flavor while enriching the chocolate. Top with cherry buttercream frosting and a fresh cherry.



Cherry Coke Cupcakes

  • 1 Devil’s Food Cake Mix (make sure it has pudding in it)
  • 3/4 cup of Sour Cream
  • 3/4 cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Large Eggs – slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup of Cherry Cola
  • 2 teaspoons of Cherry Extract

Cherry Buttercream Frosting

  • 2 sticks of Unsalted Butter
  • 34 cups of Powdered Sugar, Sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Cherry Extract
  • up to 4 tablespoons Milk
  • Food Coloring Gel – optional


Cherry Coke Cupcakes

  1. In you mixer, mix the cake mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, eggs, soda, and cherry extract until well blended.
  2. Line your cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the liners. (almost 3 tablespoon in each liner)
  4. Bake in the oven at 350 for about 18-20 minutes.
  5. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing them to cool.
  6. Add frosting when fully cooled.

Cherry Buttercream Frosting

  1. Beat the butter for a few minutes using your mixer on medium speed.
  2. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until blended.
  3. Add the cherry extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  4. If you need stiffer frosting, add the remaining sugar.
  5. If you need a thinner frosting, add the remaining milk.
  6. Add your food coloring gel until you get the color desired. (optional)


Add your Cherry Flavoring to the frosting slowly. It can have a strong cherry flavor, so adjust to your liking.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 255
  • Sugar: 21.3 g
  • Sodium: 242.6 mg
  • Fat: 14.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.9 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.5 mg

Keywords: Cherry Coke Cupcakes, Cherry Cola Cupcakes