3 Ingredient Cherry Cupcakes

3 Ingredient Cherry Cupcakes by @amandaformaro - AmandasCookin.com

You like shortcuts, don’t you? If you read this blog at all, you know that I love to bake from scratch. Sometimes though, there just isn’t time and you need to be able to whip something together pretty quickly. That’s when boxed cake mixes come in really handy. I usually keep one of each flavor (chocolate, white, yellow) in my pantry for such “emergencies”.

3 Ingredient Cherry Cupcakes by @amandaformaro - AmandasCookin.com

I also happen to be a cherry fanatic. I love everything cherry. I’m lucky enough to have a neighbor with a sour cherry tree, and he lets me pick to my heart’s content. Thanks Tom!

3 Ingredient Cherry Cupcakes by @amandaformaro - AmandasCookin.com

Picking that many cherries yields quite a bit of cherry pie filling! This is my friend Debra. She came along to pick cherries with me and made some fabulous jam that I will be featuring in a future recipe as well.

3 Ingredient Cherry Cupcakes by @amandaformaro - AmandasCookin.com

Tom cut an unreachable branch off the top, where all the cherries were. One branch this size filled a one gallon ice cream bucket.

3 Ingredient Cherry Cupcakes by @amandaformaro - AmandasCookin.com

If you follow along with me on Instagram, you may have seen me pitting my cherries.

3 Ingredient Cherry Cupcakes by @amandaformaro - AmandasCookin.com

Or maybe you saw me post about this bowl full of gorgeousness. I’m always posting some sort of sneek peak into my kitchen. ;-)

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I love to make my own cherry pie filling, but you can absolutely use the canned variety if you like. Not everyone is lucky enough to have access to fresh sour cherries; they are definitely a commodity.

3 Ingredient Cherry Cupcakes by @amandaformaro - AmandasCookin.com

Anyway, back to the cupcakes. I have seen a few recipes using cherry pie filling, some eggs and a cake mix and just had to try it out myself. Much to my surprise, they were fabulous! The cherry pie filling adds enough moisture that you don’t need any oil or water, just the eggs.

3 Ingredient Cherry Cupcakes by @amandaformaro - AmandasCookin.com

To make these three ingredient cupcakes, combine the cake mix, eggs and cherry pie filling in a food processor or a blender. Fill cupcake liners or pan 3/4 full with batter. Bake in a 350 F oven for 22-24 minutes.  Cool completely on wire rack. If you like, you can top your cupcakes with whipped cream and a Maraschino cherry.

3 Ingredient Cherry Cupcakes by @amandaformaro - AmandasCookin.com

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3 Ingredient Cherry Cupcakes
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Ingredients
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 21-ounce can cherry pie filling
  • 3 eggs, beaten
Optional ingredients:
  • Cool whip or whipped cream topping
  • Maraschino cherries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Run all three ingredients through a food processor or blender.
  3. Fill cupcake liners or pan ¾ full with batter.
  4. Bake for 22-24 minutes.
  5. Cool completely on wire rack.
  6. If you like, you can top your cupcakes with whipped cream and a Maraschino cherry.

Comments

  1. Jennifer says

    These look great. My husband’s family has a cookbook that has a similar recipe with a chocolate cake mix, eggs, and cherry pie filling. Once it cools there is a chocolate ganache icing that is to die for. Everyone I’ve made the cake for loves it. I never thought to make it with vanilla cake mix though!

  2. Marie Goodson says

    I’m making these this weekend and sharing with my neighbor friends,they sound so YUMMY!!!!!! thanks Marie

    • says

      Just make sure when you pick, you take the stem too. Cherries should not have their stems removed until you are ready to use them as the opening that’s left behind will brown.

  3. Barbara Kobacker says

    Made this as a layer cake, cool whip with cherry juice and chopped cherries for filling and frosting. Husband loved it. Dense and good.

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