Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes!


I’ve had a problem with eating things out of the jar since I was little. Especially when it comes to icing and maraschino cherries. So I figured after eating half a jar of cherries, that I would make something with cherries. And so the search began. I found the recipe from Google Search, but I also found the pin for you pinners of Pinterest out there : (

Today’s Nest, the original blog I found this recipe from, had an icing recipe I ended up not having the ingredients for. So I opted out and went to Pinterest for an easy homemade vanilla icing recipe…oh it was so bad. I spent 20 minutes stirring and adding to this awful icing, and nothing. Maybe it was just me, I don’t know. But here’s the pin for that as well: ( I chose the second icing. It was just too buttery, too weird tasting. So I went to my cabinets and found a jar of hot fudge sauce. Okay, this will work right? Oh yes, and it is so delicious.


Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 box of Cake Mix, or White Cake Recipe
  • 2/3 cup Maraschino Cherries
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Syrup from the Jar
  • 24 whole Maraschino Cherries

Icing Ingredients:

  • 1 jar of Hot Fudge Topping


1. Preheat oven to temp directed on cake mix recipe or box recipe. (Usually 350 Degrees F)
2. Make batter according to package, except subtract 1/2 cup water for 1/2 cup Cherry Syrup.
3. Fold in Chopped Cherries.
4. Place in cupcake liners and bake until the tops are a light golden color. (For me, this was 15 minutes)
5. Allow to cool, and heat Fudge Topping in 30 second intervals until warm.
6. Pour a small amount on top of the cooled cupcakes, and top with a cherry.


These are hard to only eat one of. I also recommend putting these in a sealed container and keeping them in the fridge due to the topping and cherries need refrigerated after being opened. These are great as a Summer treat, or at Christmas (because they remind me of the chocolate covered cherries my family buys for Christmas Eve.)

Enjoy, and as always, follow me on Pinterest!


About The Little Mermaid Makes

A fiery redhead with a love of cooking, taking pictures, and blogging. I also really like Star Wars, dragons, and all things nerdy.
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