An easy recipe for you to try. I usually don’t like making stuff using cake mix, but this sounded so yummy and looked so sute I had to post it. Thank you Sandra Lee!
1 (18.25-ounce) box devil’s food cake mix
1 1/3 cups black cherry soda
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 container vanilla frosting
2 teaspoons cherry extract
1 to 2 drops pink food coloring
24 whole maraschino cherries with stems
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin tins with paper liners.
In a large bowl combine cake mix, soda, vegetable oil and eggs. Using a hand mixer combine all ingredients, batter will still be somewhat lumpy. Pour batter into muffin cups. Bake 19 to 22 minutes, turning the pans halfway through baking. Remove to a rack and allow to cool completely.
In a large bowl combine frosting, extract and pink food coloring. When cupcakes are cool ice with pink cherry frosting and top each with maraschino cherry.