May 17, 2011

{ Welcome to My Kitchen }

I am on some kind of a cupcake kick and I stumbled across a recipe for these beauties! { Shirley Temple Cupcakes } I grew up drinking Shirley Temples. No matter where we went I had to have one! For those of you who don't know what a Shirley Temple is it's Sprite, grenadine & lime, easy peasy!

I modified the recipe a bit but I think they turned out awesome! 

Cupcakes
1 box moist yellow cake mix
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 1/4 c. Sprite (left out so it will go flat)
1/4 c. grenadine
30 maraschino cherries

Mix yellow cake mix as normally directed on the back of the box substituting the water with Sprite. Add the Sprite, grenadine and vanilla to your cake batter and mix well. 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 20 minutes. Cherry will sink down during baking and be a nice little surprise at the bottom of each cupcake!

Maraschino Cherry Frosting
16 oz white frosting
1/4 cup pureed maraschino cherries
1 tsp grenadine
lime zest to taste

Whip butter white frosting with grenadine until fully mixed. Add in pureed cherries. Mix until blended well and pipe onto cupcakes. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and tiny lime wedge.
Voila! Your very own 
Shirley Temple Cupcakes 
Bon App├ętit !