Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cherry Coke Cupcakes

Jane Austen moment in Persuasion

Chapter 11

While Captains Wentworth and Harville led the talk on one side of the room, and by recurring to former days, supplied anecdotes in abundance to occupy and entertain the others, it fell to Anne's lot to be placed rather apart with Captain Benwick; and a very good impulse of her nature obliged her to begin an acquaintance with him. He was shy, and disposed to abstraction; but the engaging mildness of her countenance, and gentleness of her manners, soon had their effect; and Anne was well repaid the first trouble of exertion. He was evidently a young man of considerable taste in reading, though principally in poetry; and besides the persuasion of having given him at least an evening's indulgence in the discussion of subjects, which his usual companions had probably no concern in, she had the hope of being of real use to him in some suggestions as to the duty and benefit of struggling against affliction, which had naturally grown out of their conversation.

Cherry Coke Cupcakes
Inspired from Brown Eye Baker

Ingredients for 12 cupcakes

¾ cup sugar
½ baking soda
3 tbsp cocoa powder
¼  tsp salt
1-1/2  cup flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter ( room temperature)/
½ buttermilk  or natural yogurt
1 egg
1-1/2 Vanilla extract
¾  cup of cherry coke ( never use diet coke)
Cherry jam
20 cl liquid cream
2 tbsp of icing sugar.
12 cherries
Pink sugar


1)      Preheat oven to 180°C & line muffin pan with paper liners.

2)      Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder in a bowl & stir well.


3)      Beat butter & sugar till light & creamy. Add in egg & beating for another minute.

4)      Combine buttermilk or yogurt, Coke & vanilla extract ( Don’t worry if the mixture looks curdled )

5)      Combined in 4 parts of flour mixture to butter mixture, alternating with Coke mixture. Mix till well incorporated &  thoroughly combined.

6)      Spoon batter evenly in muffin pans. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes till the tops spring back when touched. Let to cool.

7)      Using a pairing knife to cut out a cone shape in the middle of each cupcake. Spoon in cherry jam.

8)      For frosting beat liquid cream till foamy , gradually add in icing sugar. Beat till stiff peaks.  Pipe whipped cream on cupcakes & topped with sugar coated cherries.


I'm entering this post to  Calender Cakes event hosted by  Laura of Laura Loves Cakes & co-hosted with  Dolly Bakes with this month's theme Cupcakes. YUM!


  1. Kit these are just adorables I loce cupcakes with a cherry in the top Love them:))

  2. I love Bonne Maman jams! never tried anything with coke... interesting!

  3. wonderful, simply wonderful. If I had a party I would definitely order cakes from you. They are better than in a patisserie shop! Keep going!

  4. The cola cake that Lena, Joyce and I baked last year for our bake-along was not as perfect as what we expected and I've sort of giving up the idea of baking another cola cake. Now seeing your post, I think I have to bake another one again :D

  5. Kit, did you knit the doily yourself? Oops, something that isn't related to your recipe. By the way, the cupcakes look very pretty. Can I have one without the cream?

  6. What a luscious cupcake! Why is it that we cannot use diet coke?

  7. Mmmmmm have never ever cooked/baked with cola... I think this recipe is a good place to start ;) Your cupcake looks gorgeous. However I think I may need to use regular coke as I dont think I can find cherry coke in KL.

  8. These cupcakes look wonderful. So pretty and so tasty - I love the cherry on top!

  9. What a fantastic dessert ! The cherries so as cupcakes look pretty indeed ! Yup , we both love cherries ! lol I haven't seen Bonne Maman cherry jam here :P .... Kit , I want a bunch or two of that gorgeous flowers together with some cupcakes , please :D

  10. Hi Kit, wow..... pass me 2 cupcakes leyy.... so mouth watering and I love the cherry. This cupcake look very addictive, I think can eat more than 2 pieces no problem. Got coffee or not? LOL Thanks for the recipe.
    Very gorgeous and elegant presentation.

    Have a nice week ahead. With hugs and kisses to you.

  11. These cupcakes look so girly and elegant!

  12. hi, dont think i've come across cherry coke here but still i want to let you know that it really looks delicious and your presentation is beautiful as always the coloured sugar on the cherries also make them look so classy overall!

  13. so pretty - like usual
    cupcakes with surprise inside, how nice!

  14. As usual, you've shared another stunning dessert! These cupcakes must taste wonderful...and the frosting and cherry garnish look wonderful! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  15. I love cherry coke,these sound and look amazing :)

  16. Your cherry coke cupcakes does look good! I have seen some flavoured coke here, but I can't remember the flavour! Getting old! Haha!
    Lovely dessert, that I would not mind having with a cup of tea!
    Have a great weekend!

  17. Your cupcakes look wonderful. I love the combination of chocolate and cherry. I think the cherry on top is a nice touch.

  18. These are so cute ... Never heard of Cherry Coke Cupcakes :-)

  19. Thank you so much to all of you for taking the time to comment with your awesome words. God bless you all & have a nice day dear friends! =)

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  21. Hi kit,
    Oh! These cherry coke cupcakes is simply awesome. .Can I have a cup please...;)