Cherry Rum & Coke Cupcake

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Do you have a go-to cocktail whenever you go out for drinks with friends? I love a good fruity or complicated cocktail; however, I always find myself going back to my standby of rum and coke. If given the option, I specifically like CHERRY rum and coke.

My friends over at thought it would be fun to have some bloggers turn our favorite cocktails into delicious cupcakes. So today I bring you a delicious cherry rum & coke cupcake.

Cherry Rum & Coke Cupcake

Cherry Rum And Coke Cupcake

5.0 from 4 reviews
Cherry Rum & Coke Cupcake
A delicious cupcake inspired by a classic cherry rum & coke cocktail.
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 16
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coke
  • ½ cup rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup softened butter (1 stick)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup rum
  • 1 Tablespoon cherry liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy
  3. Beat in the eggs
  4. Add in the coke, rum and vanilla (mine started looking like it was going to curdle, but it turned out just fine)
  5. Mix in the dry ingredients
  6. Fill ¾ of the way and bake 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

  7. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, rum, cherry liqueur and vanilla.
  8. Once the cupcakes are cooled, add the frosting and garnish with a maraschino cherry

Cherry Rum And Coke Cupcake This cupcake reminds me of the classic rum cake that Brad and I fell in love with on our honeymoon. I pulled the cherry flavor into the frosting by using a cherry liqueur; this also gave the frosting a hint of pink color which was a fun touch.

Cherry Rum And Coke Cupcake I love how this cupcake has the flavor hints of cherry rum and coke without being an overpowering flavor. The rum in the frosting gives a nice “kick” as you eat it.

Cherry Rum And Coke Cupcake I will definitely be making these cupcakes again. They would be fun for a summer BBQ (of course I would also make a kid-friendly version with the rum and liqueur omitted from the frosting).

Cherry Rum And Coke Cupcake Drooling yet? I hope you get a chance to enjoy this delicious cupcake as well (and maybe enjoy it with a cherry rum and coke as well). What is your favorite cocktail that you would love to enjoy as a cupcake?



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    These are so pretty; they look almost too good to eat! Thanks for stopping by Throwback Thursday! We can’t wait to see what you’ll have for us next week!


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