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Maraschino Cherry Frosting

Quick, easy cherry frosting recipe (creamy cherry buttercream)- Made with 4 ingredients: butter, sugar, maraschino cherry juice, extract. Perfect for piping.

This maraschino cherry frosting just screams Summer. It’s fruity, silky smooth, creamy and has a beautiful pink color. You can also use this cherry frosting for cupcakes, cakes, cookies, brownies and bars.

How to make cherry frosting from scratch?

  1. Beat butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add some powdered sugar and mix until frosting starts to become thick.
  3. Mix in cherry juice, almond extract and more powdered sugar until frosting is smooth and creamy.

Cherry Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Cherry buttercream frosting is made with 4 ingredients!

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Almond extract
  • Cherry juice

Frosted cherry cookies:

A great way to enjoy this frosting is on my sugar cookies.

Maraschino Cherry Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Flavor variations for homemade cherry frosting:

  • Cream Cheese Cherry Frosting– Cream together 8 oz cream cheese with the butter and add mix in  powdered sugar until frosting thickens to your desired consistency.  More powdered sugar will be needed that what’s written below in the recipe card.
  • Cherry Chip Frosting/ Chocolate Cherry Frosting Recipe– Stir in 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips in the prepared frosting at the very end.
  • Fresh Cherry Frosting– Puree fresh cherries in a blender and run it through a fine sieve and use this liquid instead of maraschino cherry juice.
  • Black Cherry Frosting– Puree black cherries in a blender and run it through a fine sieve and use this liquid instead of maraschino cherry juice.
  • Frozen Cherry Frosting– Puree frozen cherries in a blender and run it through a fine sieve and use this liquid instead of maraschino cherry juice.

How to Make Cherry Frosting (4 ingredients)

Tips for easy cherry frosting:

  • If frosting is too thick, thin it out by mixing in some cherry juice (1 tsp at a time).
  • If frosting is too thin, thicken it by adding more powdered sugar (1/4 cup at a time).
  • Use unsalted butter to prevent frosting from becoming too salty.
  • All ingredients must be at room temperature because they will blend together more smoothly.
  • Frosting is enough for icing 24 cupcakes or filling and icing an 8 inch round cake.
  • Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
  • Almond extract has a strong flavor. Use it sparingly.
  • You can stir in finely chopped maraschino cherries in this frosting but it becomes very difficult to pipe it since the cherries get stuck in the piping tip. However, you would have no issues if you are spreading frosting on cakes/cupcakes with a spatula.
  • Add pink gel coloring to enhance the pink color.

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Maraschino Cherry Frosting Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Quick, easy cherry frosting recipe (creamy cherry buttercream)- Made with 4 ingredients: butter, sugar, maraschino cherry juice, extract. Perfect for piping
Yield: 5 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter, Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 6 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 tsp Almond extract

Instructions 

  • Beat butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add some powdered sugar and mix until frosting starts to become thick.
  • Mix in cherry juice and almond extract.
  • And more powdered sugar and continue mixing until frosting becomes smooth and creamy. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 900kcal, Carbohydrates: 146g, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 23g, Cholesterol: 97mg, Sodium: 329mg, Potassium: 51mg, Sugar: 143g, Vitamin A: 1135IU, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 900
Author: CakeWhiz

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

11 comments on “Maraschino Cherry Frosting”

  1. Good stuff!!5 stars

  2. Can I use vanilla extract instead of almond extract?

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