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Friday, July 2, 2010


1 Box Betty Crocker Super Moist Golden Vanilla cake mix
¾ cup Pepsi Cola
Juice from a 20 oz jar of Maraschino Cherries
Add water to equal the required amount on box (1 ¼ cups)
3 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
½ of the cherries finely chopped and mixed with 3 tablespoons of cake flour

Mix chopped cherries with the flour and blend with the dry cake mix; add juice, cola and water to equal 1 ¼ cups.
Follow directions on box for mixing and baking.

Allow to cool and frost with Cherry Cola frosting below:

½ cup melted butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 T Pepsi
1 T cherry juice
1 box sifted powdered sugar* (may need more depending upon the moisture in the air and the temperature of room).

Melt butter on stove top on low, remove from heat and stir in cocoa, Pepsi, and juice. Make a well in the bowl of sugar and pour in while stirring. Mix well, allow frosting to sit 5 minutes or longer, and then stir again.

Frost cooled cupcakes.

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