White Cherry Cupcake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September  that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events

But lets be honest it is really about the fireworks and the food!  Not necessarily in that order.  Happy Labor Day to you and I say this cupcake is a great way to celebrate an extra day off work or school and to say farewell to our sweet, sweet summer with a bang!

White Cherry Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • ½ cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened but still cool
  • 12 whole pitted sweet cherries

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard size cupcake tin with paper liners. Spray each with nonstick cooking spray.

Lightly whisk milk, egg whites, and vanilla extract in large glass measuring cup.

Mix cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a stand electric mixer and add butter; beating at low speed until mixture resembles moist crumbs, with no large clumps of flour.

Add 3/4 of the milk mixture to the crumbs and beat at medium speed 1-2 minutes.  Add remaining milk mixture and beat 30 seconds more. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat for 20 seconds longer at low speed.

Evenly distribute the batter in the cupcake tin add a single cherry into each cupcake. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove the cupcakes from the pan carefully and let them cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting: 

  • 4 ounces regular cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened good quality dutch cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat cream cheese on high speed with an electric mixer until smooth

Add butter and beat until light and creamy; scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and beat for another minute

Add cocoa powder and mix on low speed until combined

Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix on low speed until combined; scrape the sides of the bowl again and beat on high speed until icing is light and fluffy

Distribute frosting evenly among cupcakes.

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Categories: Desserts

Author:Amy Stafford

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5 Comments on “White Cherry Cupcake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. September 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    They look fantastic – I hope you have a fun day!

  2. September 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    These look so good! I haven’t had chocolate cream cheese frosting–sounds delicious but very dangerous to have in the house. I think these would be great for July 4th too!

    • September 19, 2012 at 7:21 am #

      VERY dangerous, make with extreme care… and lots of people to help you eat it! 🙂


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