Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

Joel just got through with his yearly review and got really great feedback. I wanted to surprise him with a dessert he would love and immediately thought of Cotton Candy Cupcakes. He loves cotton candy (I personally do not) and always gets cotton candy ice cream when we visit Cold Stone.

Well, I searched Fargo high and low but had no luck finding the cotton candy flavoring that is called for in the recipe. Not surprising but disappointing nonetheless. But I will be purchasing cotton candy flavoring to make these for Joel…maybe for his birthday? You say his birthday isn’t for 3 months? Yes, I’m a little bit of a compulsive planner. Sue me.

Anyway, the second cupcake that I knew he would just love was Cherry Limeade Cupcakes. We love Sonic limeades but don’t get them too often since we do not have one in town. I thought this would be a unique, great surprise that he would really enjoy. And he did.

The cupcakes had an amazingly light texture that neither of us could believe. We just kept eating them to make sure the first wasn’t a fluke. Joel absolutely loved the frosting due to all the maraschino cherry juice which he loves. The sweetness of the frosting balanced out the lemon-lime zippiness in the cake.
Grab the recipe from The Culinary Enthusiast.



  1. Those cherry limeaide cook fantastic I can’t wait to make them for my little girls birthday in Oct. Thanks for sharing

  2. Those look perfect for entertaining, and the fact that I love Sonic limeades doesn’t make me biased at all 😉 Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Friday, hope you enjoyed your weekend!

  3. YUM! Your recipe looks really good! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this recipe with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  4. I came across your blog on This Chick Cooks and I love your post!

    I would love it if you would drop by Jane Deere and link up to Fusion Fridays with your favorite or most recent recipes, handmade crafts, diy projects, tips & tricks, and how to’s! { open through Wednesday! }

    1. Thank you Jennifer! I posted the cupcakes and a few others!

      1. Awesome…thank you so much! Come back next Friday to see my favorites and to link up again!

  5. these are really pretty..photographed nicely and great flavor combo!

  6. These are absolutely adorable! I love your presentation of them… with the thinly sliced lime and a cherry on top. Gorgeous! I am your newest follower 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Desi! I’m glad you like the blog and are a follower…hopefully you will enjoy everything!

  7. Meg, I was sharing your Cherry Limeade Cupcakes with a friend yesterday, we both just love them!! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Wow … gorgeous! I cannot wait to make these!

  9. These are so cute; I agree completely with the cupcake liners.

  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe is being featured tomorrow at CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY by Lady Behind The Curtain! Please come by and grab your “featured” button. Also, don’t forget to share more of your delicious recipes with us!
    I hope to see you there!

  11. I made these as mini cupcakes for my annual dessert & champagne party. Everyone LOVED them! You are right, the cake has such a light texture and the lime flavor is very present but not overwhelming. The frosting is good too — I found it a little sweet by the time I added enough syrup to give it a really great cherry taste. Wonder if a little almond extract would allow less cherry syrup and less sweetness. Still, so cute and in the mini version, just a perfect ONE BITE pop in your mouth!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed them. Mmm, now I’m craving them again…I’ll have to find a reason to whip some up.

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