For a taste of summertime no matter the weather (or time of year, for that matter!) check out these lemon lime cherry cupcakes. The batter contains both lemon and lime juice and zest, alongside more traditional ingredients like flour, butter, sugar, eggs and buttermilk. However, these tasty treats take on the colors of their flavors (yellow and green) thanks to the addition of gel color. The frosting is where the cherry flavors come into play. Turn a meringue buttercream into something exquisite by adding in cherry juice and some red or pink gel color. Top with a cherry and serve!
Source Sugar Beams and Other Half Baked Adventures
Cherries and cream in a cup; what more can you as for? The base is vanilla cupcakes baked with cherries. You can definitely see the pink spots of the cherries with the beige color of the base. Add some pink coloring gel for a pinker base. The frosting is Swiss meringue butter cream; sweet, creamy and definitely complementary to the cherry cupcakes. The frosting takes longer to do but it’s perfect with its thick and smooth texture.
Source Trials in Food
via and recipe available at Scarletta Bakes
via and recipe available at Simply Gluten-Free
via and recipe available at Food Snots
via MimiOhMimi on Flickr
via Tracy James of Cotton and Crumbs