Cherry Almond Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cherry Almond Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cherry Almond Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipes

One of my most popular recipes, so moist and elegant! The cherry works perfectly with the almond, the tang of the cream cheese frosting, and the whimsical, crunchy slivered almonds.

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Recipe Yields : 12
Prep time : 15 minutes
Cook time : 20 minutes
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  • 1 cup soy milk (or regular milk, no higher than 2%)
  • 1 tsp . apple cider vinegar (ideally with “the mother”, but regular ole ACV will do, too)
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp . cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp . baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp . baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp . salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar (see note about sugar when using fresh cherries)
  • 1 tsp . vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 tsp . almond extract
  • 8 oz . canned dark cherries (drained, and torn in halves)
  • OR
  • 8 oz . fresh sweet cherries (see note on additional sugar if using fresh cherries, pitted and quartered)
  • 1 stick butter (room temperature)
  • 1 package cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp . vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp . almond extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (To be totally honest, I just start with about a cup and keep adding until I’m pleased with the texture and taste.)
  • Skin-on slivered almonds (I get mine at the bulk section at Whole Foods, optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners (I’m a big fan of dark brown liners in this case, but any will do).
  2. Whisk the soy milk and vinegar in a measuring cup and set aside for a few minutes to get good and curdled.
  3. Beat together the soy milk mixture, oil, sugar, vanilla, and almond extract in a large bowl. Sift in the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and mix until no large lumps remain.
  4. Fold in cherries
  5. Fill cupcake liners about half of the way and bake for 20 to 22 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack, and let cool completely before frosting.

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