This easy cherry buttercream frosting recipe is as delicious as it looks and so easy to make.
Growing up with two working parents, neither of them had the time or desire to spend much time in the kitchen. This meant the convenience of a store bought meal or dessert usually won out over making something from scratch. As a child, I never minded this. It meant with individual servings, I got to choose what I wanted to eat and the flavor. What’s not to love.
And let’s be honest, for kids the best part of a cake or cupcakes is the frosting. So if you know your little one isn’t going to like or appreciate the cake, then why even bother? There were many a shopping trip where my dad, mom, and I each picked out our favorite flavor (mine was buttercream frosting) and then had a dessert ready to go whenever we had a sweet tooth. This wasn’t a tub of frosting in one sitting kind of thing, but a couple of spoonfuls when the mood struck.
To this day, buttercream frosting is still my favorite. But as an adult, I can’t stand store bought frosting and never buy the stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I love the convenience of being able to grab a jar of frosting and have it ready to go without the extra prep work or cleanup, but my tastebuds just don’t. My go to frosting for any cake or cupcakes is always this buttercream frosting recipe and while it’s amazing in it’s pure form, it’s so easy to transform it easily into something spectacular that will completely transform your dessert.
Like this easy cherry buttercream frosting recipe. Check it out as is and relive my childhood by eating just frosting for a few nights and in a few days I’ll be sharing the most amazing chocolate ganache cupcakes you can serve it with!
- 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
- ⅛ tsp of salt, to taste
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
- Red food coloring, optional
- Cream butter and salt together until fluffy.
- Mix in 1 cup of the powdered sugar, then stir in maraschino cherry juice and red food coloring if you choose to use it.
- Mix in remaining powdered sugar and continue mix until thoroughly combined
- Pipe onto cooled cupcakes, using desired tip.
Have you tried cherry buttercream frosting before? What’s your favorite flavor of frosting?
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