Cherry + Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Print Recipe Print Recipe

Note: this was posted before becoming a gluten-free blog. Contains gluten.

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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

and thank YOU for voting for me!

but really? You consider ME, moi as a TOP FOOD MOM BLOG? Aside from me not being a mom (yet), I’m sooo incredibly honored!

Honestly, I didn’t believe it. Really. I emailed Babble, well Dara at Babble and told her I had been nominated and that there’s a mistake. 1. I’m not a mom and 2. I have only one dinner recipe on my blog – voting category is “dinner”. Nope, no mistake. I’m still in the running. VOTE HERE

Now, onto the cupcakes. They’re amazing!

A few weeks ago friend asked me for a good cherry chip cupcake recipe. I had never heard of such a combination (sorta like the pineapple cookies) but I was about to find one and of course, test it out. I originally made them with regular size chocolate chips and my husband, the critic asked that next time I use mini chocolate chips instead. Noted, thanks. Since none of the 4 grocery stores I went to had fresh cherries, I went with frozen and surprisingly turned out much better than I had expected. Next time – fresh cherries and mini chocolate chips!

ps. I’ve the frozen cherries make for a great snacks or dessert. I’ve already gone through 2 bags.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

{recipe adapted from Baking Bites}


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh pitted cherries – I used frozen cherries
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line your cupcake/muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light – about 2 min. On low, add egg, vanilla extract and almond extract and combine well. Working in two or three additions, gradually (& carefully) mix in the dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk and ending with an addition of the last of the flour mixture. Stir in chopped cherries & chocolate chips.

Fill prepared cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake for 16-19 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool before transferring them to a wire rack. Wait until they are completely cooled before frosting.

Makes 16

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 16 whole cherries – I used maraschino cherries

Using an electric mixer – on high, combine the butter, milk, vanilla and 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar. Gradually add in the remaining confectioners’ sugar until frosting reaches a thick and creamy consistency. If you’d like, you can add additional sugar to thicken the frosting .

Frost your cupcakes and top with a fresh (or not fresh) cherry. Enjoy!

{Created/Photographed by With Style and Grace}

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  • West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer

    They look beautiful with the cherry on top (and can I mention that the last picture is my favorite!!)

  • jenn miller

    that frosting looks amazing! cute cupcakes

  • claire Gallam

    Yum!!! You are so funny, I’ll vote!

  • katy

    wow! you and your pictures are amazing! i am so inspired to try all your recipes. and congrats on being nominated! i will vote.

  • Sara Cook

    Congrats on being nominated! I totally agree-amazing food photography.

  • Melissa Sanchez

    Mmmmm! These look delicious! I already voted for you! Good luck!

  • amish baby cribs

    The cupcakes looked so pretty! I like the cherry on the top. These cupcakes are so inspiring.

  • Anita Menon

    Congratulations on being nominated. This is my first visit and your blog is stunning. No wonder you got nominated.

    The cup cakes look delish.
    All the very best

  • Anita Menon

    By the way, I just voted for you.

  • Anita Menon

    Voted for you right now

  • Marcie

    You are one amazing photographer, and these treats look just amazing! I love this blog.


  • With Style and Grace

    So kind, thank you!!

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    Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe.

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  • Lynda

    I tried this recipe and reviewed it here:

    Happy Eating!