Black Forest Cupcakes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 32 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 22 min
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes
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1 (18.25-ounce) box devil's food cake mix

1 1/3 cups black cherry soda

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

1 container vanilla frosting

2 teaspoons cherry extract

1 to 2 drops pink food coloring

24 whole maraschino cherries with stems


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. 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.
  3. 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