Canada Day Recipe: Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes

Looking for the perfect Canada Day recipe for your dessert table? These cherry vanilla cupcakes aren't just delicious, they look festive & fun too!

Looking for a delicious Canada Day recipe for your celebration’s dessert table? These Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes not only taste amazing, they look festive too!  Summer is a time for patriotic holidays in North America. Up here in the Great White North, we celebrate Canada Day. For those of you in other countries, Canada Day is a celebration of the day we officially became a country, back on July 1st, 1867.

On that day, the Constitution Act joined Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and what was then called the Canada Province together into a single nation. Later, the Canada province split into Quebec and Ontario. As years went on, more provinces joined the nation, but I think that’s enough of a history lesson for one recipe post, don’t you? Let’s talk about this yummy Canada Day recipe!

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Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes Canada Day Recipe

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Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup butter (room temp)
  • 2 egg whites (room temp)
  • 2 eggs (room temp)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups your favorite sweetner
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

 

Directions for this yummy cupcake recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Set up your cupcake pan with liners (I recommend red and white liners for Canada Day, or make it a 4th of July recipe with blue liners)
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer or Kitchenaid on medium to high for 30 seconds.
  • Now add sugar, vanilla, and almond extract to the butter and beat until combined.
  • Add egg whites, and eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Alternate, the flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is well mixed together
  • Fill the cupcake pan liners 2/3 with cake batter
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before frosting

 Looking for the perfect Canada Day recipe for your dessert table? These cherry vanilla cupcakes aren't just delicious, they look festive & fun too!

Cherry Frosting

  • 2 sticks butter (room temp)
  • 4-5 cups Powder sugar
  • 4 tbsp Maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract

Directions:

  • In large mixing bowl, beat butter on high speed until stiff and fluffy.
  • Add 3 cups of sugar, one at a time.
  • Scrape the sides to get all of the sugar.
  • Now add the cherry juice and almond extract.
  • In addition add the last cup of sugar.
  • Beat until smooth

Use a cake decorating kit with different tips to pipe the icing onto the cupcakes. If you don’t have one, you can use a small spatula to layer it on thick, then whip it upward to get the fluffy look.

 

Do you have a favorite patriotic recipe? Share in the comments!

Looking for the perfect Canada Day recipe for your dessert table? These cherry vanilla cupcakes aren't just delicious, they look festive & fun too!

 

Want to see how to decorate it? Watch this video:

 

26 thoughts on “Canada Day Recipe: Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes”

  1. Rebecca Swenor

    These look and sound so delicious indeed and are perfect for Canada Day. I don’t like everything cherry but these look so good that I am going to have to try them for sure. The frosting with the cherry juice and almond extract sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Those look great! Can I ask where you found those cupcake liners?? I’ve been looking everywhere for them!

  3. Oh my goodness! Cupcakes are my weakness and these look so amazing! I think I gained five pounds looking at this. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. It’s on my ‘try for sure’ list of recipes. 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

    Cori

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