Shirley Temple Cupcakes #Recipe

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When I was little, my dad would always take me with him to pick up our take out Chinese food. The place we would go to would have Shirley Temple's and my dad would always get me one. I remember how much joy that sparkly drink with its bright red cherries brought me when I was little, and I decided to merge it with something else that makes me happy now, cupcakes! The result? Delicious Shirley Temple cupcakes that everyone is sure to love!

Shirley Temple Cupcakes

Yields- Approx 20 cupcakes
Prep Time- 10 minutes
Cook Time-15 minutes


1 Box White Cake Mix
12 oz Lemon Lime Soda
2 Tbsp Grenadine
20 cherries without stems


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 and place cupcake liners in cupcake pan.

Step 2: Mix soda and cake mix well.  

Step 3: Spoon batter into liner and fill 3/4s of the way.  Place a cherry in the middle of each cupcake. Finally, pour a small amount of grenadine over the top of each unbaked cupcake.

Step 4: Bake cupcakes for approximately 15 minutes and let cool completely.  Top with your favorite butter cream frosting (store bough or homemade) and add a cherry, if you wish.

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  1. My daughters favorite drink now a cupcake!! Pinned & shared on G+! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. I loved Shirley Temples as a kid too! I haven't had one in ages. This cupcake is so cool. My daughter's bday is on Saturday. I bet she would love something like this. And your picture is beautiful, too, with that gleaming cherry on top. :)



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