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Black Cherry Soda Cupcakes Recipe

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You know you want to make this Black Cherry Soda Cupcakes Recipe! If you’re a fan of cherry desserts, why not make cherry coke cupcakes? So good!!! Be sure to check out the rest of my cupcake recipes for even more baked sweet treats.

If you love soda like coca cola and cherry juice, this cupcake recipe is going to be your new favorite treat. Everyone will crave the flavor!

It’s true that soda and a cake mix will make the best-tasting cupcake recipes, ever. Trust me on this one and just make these easy homemade cupcakes.

Black Cherry Soda Cupcakes Recipe

Not only is the flavor of these cupcakes amazing – but they look super beautiful as well. This cupcake recipe is super simple to make because you get to use a cake mix which cuts down on a ton of prep time!

My boys love this recipe because they LOVE cherry soda. Factor in the fact that we load them down with a ton of frosting, and they’re literally living out their dessert dreams!

How do you know a cupcake is done baking in the oven?

Having a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cupcake is the way to test the doneness. If the toothpick that you put into the center comes out clean, then you know that the cupcakes are baked and ready to pull from the oven.

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Cherry Soda Cupcakes Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is one of my favorite ways to get ahead for the day! Plus, it’s a stress-free way to let everyone know what the meal and side dishes are as well!

Main Dish: Quick and Easy Ground Beef Recipes

Vegetable Side: Copycat KFC Coleslaw Recipe

Starch Side: Southwestern Cheddar Steak Fries

Refreshing Drink: Non-Alcoholic Peppermint Drink Recipes

Best Soda Recipes:

Once you make this Black Cherry Soda Cupcake Recipe, it’s time to see what else you can make using soda! It’s a great ingredient that can really add a ton of fun flavor. I’ve fathered up some of my favorites below that I think you’ll love.

This Sweet and Yummy Strawberry Soda Cupcake Recipe is one of my favorites, too!

Check out the flavor of this Dr. Pepper Cupcakes Recipe!

If you want something refreshing, this Strawberry Soda is the best!

This list of New Year’s Eve drink recipes will give you a ton of tasty ideas!

I know you’re going to love this Cherry Dr. Pepper Cake!

If you’re a fan of Mountain Dew, make this Mt Dew Boxed Cake Mix Cupcake Recipe for a fun treat!

Find out how to make this Coca Cola Cupcake Recipe and tell me what you think!

Can I change up the flavor of the soda?

Yes, you can change the flavor of soda! We love black cherry, so that is what we use but really any type of soda flavor will work!

Why do people add soda to cupcake recipes?

Adding soda to cupcake recipes can be an easy and delicious way of giving a flavor twist to traditional cupcakes.

It’s a popular baking trend because the addition of a few tablespoons of soda, such as root beer or lemon-lime, can transform the plain cake mix into something special.

Not only does the soda add a hint of sweetness and extra flavor, but it also does wonders for the texture of the cupcakes – creating a fluffier crumb and lighter texture than your average cakes.

Plus, you don’t need any fancy ingredients or equipment to make these flavorful treats!

How do I keep cupcakes moist and tender?

To ensure cupcakes remain moist and tender, it is important to store them properly. To do this, cupcakes should be kept in an airtight container or wrapped tightly with plastic wrap right after they have cooled.

Of course, taking the time to carefully mix batter ingredients and avoiding overbaking the cupcakes should always be practice, as this will bring out even more flavor and keep the cupcakes tenderer for longer.

What are the most popular cupcake toppings?

Cupcakes are an all-time favorite treat, and half the fun is in deciding which topping to indulge in.

Among the most popular cupcake toppings are creamy frostings like buttercream, vanilla cream cheese, and cream cheese with a hint of maple syrup.

Sprinkles also add an exciting twist – whether they’re classic multicolored jimmies or sophisticated nonpareils of varying sizes.

Nuts available for decoration include almonds and crunchy hazelnuts.

Chocolate shavings and fresh fruits also offer delicious improvements to this much-loved dessert. The selection of toppings can make choosing a cupcake a real dilemma.

Can I freeze baked cupcakes?

Baked cupcakes are a delicious and convenient treat that can provide a sweet finish to any meal. While they are most commonly served at parties and get-togethers, the fridge is not always stocked with them when you need them.

Fortunately, it is possible to freeze your cupcakes to have on hand for later use.

With careful packaging and storage techniques, you can even maintain the cupcake’s freshness and moisture for up to three months.

You’ll just want to ensure your cupcakes have cooled completely before freezing, and wrap each one securely in plastic wrap or freezer bags.

Also, remember that once thawed, cupcakes may be slightly crumbly — which isn’t a problem if you’re planning on using them for cake pops or crumble toppings!

More Cherry Recipes:

Black Cherry Soda Cupcakes Recipe

Black Cherry Soda Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Black Cherry Soda Cupcakes Recipe is loaded down with flavor!


  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 ¼-1 ¾ cups Black Cherry soda
  • *Black Cherry Jello (divided)
  • cupcake liners

Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 sticks softened salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon half and half/milk
  • 2 tablespoons Black Cherry soda
  • *Black Cherry Jello (divided)
  • Red food coloring (optional)
  • piping bag and tip
  • Paper straws (optional)
  • Black Sanding Sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and add the cupcake liners to the pan.
  2. Add the cake mix to a mixing bowl and add in the oil, egg whites, and soda. Mix on medium speed until mixed well. Mix in about 1/2 of the jello.
  3. Add the batter into the cupcake liners until 2/3 full. Put in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool.


  1. Cream the butter with a mixer until fluffy.
  2. Add in the salt and vanilla. Mix in the rest of the jello.
  3. Mix the cherry soda and half and half together in a separate bowl. (This is important)
  4. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add a little bit of the liquid mixture from above in between each cup. Mix for 1-2 minutes until creamy. Stiff peaks should form. Add in the red food coloring.
  5. Add the frosting to the piping bag and frost the cupcakes. Add the sanding sugar on top.

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