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. 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. 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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