Sprinkles Will Fly: Cherry Pie Cupcakes {and a Giveaway!}

by Jennifer on June 25, 2013

in Cupcakes, Fourth of July Desserts

Cherry Pie Cupcakes by notyourmommascookie.com

The Fourth of July is next week.


How did THAT happen?

Christmas was like a week ago and it was yesterday that I was crying that it was too early for it to be this hot outside.

Now, it is exactly when it is supposed to be this hot outside. Miserably hot outside. Too hot for pregnant ladies, I might add. I think I’ll just hibernate all summer like a lazy, brown bear, munching on Smartfood popcorn and getting sucked into Toddlers & Tiaras marathons (how can something so horrible be SO good!?).


I was invited to the “Sprinkles Will Fly” blog party, by the lovely ladies behind JavaCupcake.com and Bella Cupcake Couture. They wanted us to showcase yummy and fabulous cupcakes fit for the Fourth of July! I was sent beauuuutiful cupcake liners from Bella Cupcake Couture. I mean – look at it!

Cherry Pie Cupcakes by notyourmommascookie.com

Now, the liner reminded me of more of a “country” patriotic holiday, kind of like barn stars and the like. Plus, they were chock full of color and shapes, so I wanted the rest of the cupcake and display to be simple in comparison (plus, as you all may have noticed, my blog props are rather limited and I stick with simple!). I wanted some texture on the table, so I used a dishcloth that reminded me of burlap – which I totally would have used if I had it!

For the cupcake itself, I stuck with cherry pie…because, for real, who doesn’t love cherry pie! It starts with a simple, fluffy chocolate cake base, cherry pie filling in the center, and and lovely, creamy frosting. I’ve been holding onto to my teeny tiny container of edible gold stars and I just thought they would be perfect for these cupcakes! It doesn’t compete with the liner (which, let’s be honest, is the star of the show!), but it adds a little something special!

Did I mention that there is a fabulous giveaway too, with over $300 worth of prizes and goodies!? Oh yes indeedy! You can enter using the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post. And, check out the list of other participating bloggers!

4.8 from 5 reviews

Sprinkles Will Fly: Cherry Pie Cupcakes {and a Giveaway!}
  • Cake
  • One box of Devil’s Food Cake mix
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon butter/vanilla emulsion
  • Filling
  • 2 cups cherry pie filling
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. In a large bowl, combine the chocolate cake mix, butter, milk, eggs, and butter/vanilla emulsion with a hand mixer on low until ingredients are just combined. Beat on medium speed for 1½ minutes. Fill liners about ⅔ full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Frost when cooled.
  3. To fill, cut out a portion of the cooled cupcake with a small, sharp knife in a cone shape. Fill with a spoonful of cherry pie filling.
  4. To make the frosting, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until fluffy. Mix in the marshmallow fluff and vanilla extract on low until combined. Frost cupcakes and garnish with edible gold stars.

 Now, please go and visit all of the amazing bloggers who created fun, fabulous, and festive cupcakes!

Sprinkles will Fly FINAL

A Pumpkin & A Princess

An American Cupcake in London

Bella Cupcake Couture

Chronicles of a Foodie

Creative Food

Cupcakes Take the Cake

Diary of a Mad Hausfrau


Healthful Pursuit

Hoosier Homemade

Hungry Happenings

In Katrina’s Kitchen

Inside BruCrew Life

Java Cupcake

Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

Love From the Oven

Make Bake Celebrate

Not Just a Mommy

Not Your Momma’s Cookie

Pint Sized Baker

Sugar Swings! Serve Some

The Baking Cup

Cupcake Project

The Decorated Cookie

As for the giveaway, here are the deets! 

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India Tree

Lucks Food Decorating Company

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{ 88 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jen @ Savory Simple June 25, 2013 at 10:22 am

This is such a unique cupcake recipe, I love it!


2 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

Thanks so much, Jen! Cherry is one of my favorite summertime flavors :)


3 Maureen June 25, 2013 at 10:33 am

Navy Olivia Swirl


4 Betsy @JavaCupcake June 25, 2013 at 10:42 am

Mmmmmmmmmm yum! Great minds think alike! I had cherry pie in my cupcakes too!! Great job!!


5 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

Thanks so much, Betsy! For the comment and the fabulous party! :)


6 Elin June 25, 2013 at 11:12 am

I like the Olivia Swirl in navy blue. I think I could make red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and get all the colors in there!


7 Melody James June 25, 2013 at 11:16 am

I like the Meisha Bird With Cherry Blossoms. :)


8 Emma W-B June 25, 2013 at 11:18 am

My favorite Bella Cupcake wrappers are the Olivia Swirl in sea green or lavender! Although I am also lusting after those edible gold stars you used…


9 Kelli W. June 25, 2013 at 11:26 am

They are all so nice!


10 Kentuckylady717 June 25, 2013 at 11:39 am

Sno Ball Cupcakes would be my favorite :)


11 Janine of sugarkissed.net June 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

These sound amazing, Jennifer! I love the idea of a surprise cherry pie filling. Yum! And those wrappers are so cool!


12 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 11:55 am

Thanks, Janine! The wrappers are pretty awesome! :)


13 Amanda E June 25, 2013 at 11:59 am

This looks yummy!


14 Carrie@BakeNoPrisoners June 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm

These cupcakes look sooo festive!! I am working on a chocolate cherry cupcake this week too! And this giveaway is awesome! <3


15 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Thanks, Carrie! :)


16 Beth C. June 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I like the patriotic stars and stripes wrappers.


17 Danielle B June 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Can’t wait to try it.


18 Debbie W June 25, 2013 at 12:57 pm

There are too many cute liners to pick a favorite. How cool that there are mini sized ones. (Hard to find) I was kind of hoping that she had cow liners since I’m helping my daughter with her son’s 2nd birthday party. It’ll be at the local “farm”.


19 Becky June 25, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Oh, these sound so yummy! Got it saved!!


20 Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons June 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Yum…cherry pie cupcakes sound SO good!!


21 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Thanks, Jill! :)


22 Becky June 25, 2013 at 1:15 pm

I can’t decide which wrapper I like more, so I choose both the Navy and the red/white Olivia Swirl!! Then I have red, white, and blue. :)


23 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel June 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Love these cupcakes, Jennifer!! And I agree, way too hot outside. Time to hibernate indoors with these cupcakes and bad TV.


24 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Thanks, Hayley! :)


25 jacquie June 25, 2013 at 2:17 pm

the snow ball ones


26 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen June 25, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I am now craving cherry pie!!


27 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Thanks, Katrina! :)


28 Toni Miller June 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Cherry pie is my FAV, I’m pretty sure I would LOVE these. :)


29 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Mine to, Toni! :)


30 Kelly June 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

We both made pie cupcakes in the same wrappers. Great minds think alike :)


31 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Indeed they do! :)


32 The Partiologist June 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I have a cake recipe with cherry filling, and I now I have another version – yours looks delicious!


33 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Thanks, Kim! :)


34 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm

How fun are these cupcakes – love the surprise :)
It is crazy hot outside. I am not pregnant, and I am ready to hibernate!


35 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 4:23 pm

We’ll hibernate together, Erin! ;)


36 Anne S. June 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I love the the stars and stripe ones!!!


37 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm

How adorable are these?! And the liners are so cute and festive!


38 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Thanks Chung-Ah! :)


39 Beth M. June 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Oh my, cherry filling! I’m a cherry addict, ever since I was a kid…at parties, I would collect all the appetizers with cherry on them and dump the “yucky parts” (cheese, ham, salmon, you name it) on my mother’s plate.
Nowadays, I simply make my boyfriend eat them, bless. ;)

Can’t wait to try this!

Hugs from Uruguay (where it’s delightfully chilly, I’ll try to send some winter vibes your way)


40 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Yes, I love “chilly vibes”! I could use some this summer ;)


41 Nessa June 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Cupcakes look out of this world!


42 Agos June 25, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I like the blue swirly ones!


43 Michelle June 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Must have one of these!! Those little gold stars are adorable on top!!


44 Reeni June 25, 2013 at 8:17 pm

There’s nothing more American than cherry pie! LOVE that you turned it into a cupcake! Or is it the other way around? Heehee Either way these are gorgeous! It just sunk in that the 4th of July is next week! It wasn’t even on my radar yet.


45 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 8:19 pm

It seriously snuck up on me, Reeni! I just hope the rest of the summer flies by too – I’m already ready for fall! :)


46 Patricia @ ButterYum June 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Yummo – and yes, those cupcake liners are completely fabulous – perfect for the 4th.


47 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Thanks, Patricia!


48 Mike @ Semi Sweet June 25, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Awesome cupcake recipe, Jennifer! I’m so digging those stars and stripes wrappers too!


49 Jennifer June 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Thanks, Mike! :)


50 Jo-Ann Brightman June 25, 2013 at 9:27 pm

I like the Patriotic stars and stripes wrappers


51 Missy Tucker June 25, 2013 at 9:43 pm

These look yummy!


52 Tracy June 25, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Patriotic Stars and Stripes!


53 Vickie A June 25, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I like the “Hannah” in Chartreuse/Soft Yellow


54 Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle June 26, 2013 at 12:16 am

What a fun giveaway! I love the Patriotic Stars and Stripes wrappers…but they are all so cute!


55 Maris June 26, 2013 at 4:14 am

Those cupcakes look delicious and surely are very original.


56 Maris June 26, 2013 at 4:18 am

My favourite wrappers are the olivia swirl, in red and in silver


57 hani@haniela's June 26, 2013 at 6:38 am

Don’t you just love those little golden stars. I used them too and I love them here too. So pretty!


58 Jennifer June 26, 2013 at 8:14 am

They are the best – so festive! :)


59 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) June 26, 2013 at 9:36 am

OMG how cute are these cupcakes?!


60 Jennifer June 26, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Thanks so much, Kayle! :)


61 Michelle | Creative Food June 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

You cupcakes look so delicious! And I love the touch of glittery stars! :)


62 Jennifer June 26, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Thanks, Michelle!:)


63 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 26, 2013 at 10:52 am

What a perfect treat for the Fourth! I love cherry pie, but in cupcake form I’d definitely love it more! Thanks for sharing, Jennifer.


64 Jennifer June 27, 2013 at 9:06 am

Thanks, Georgia! :)


65 Amy June 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Lovin’ the 4th of July wrappers!


66 Liz June 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I love the Olivia – Red / White wrappers!


67 Ariel June 26, 2013 at 4:44 pm

The red and white striped wrappers are my favorite


68 Not Just A Mommy June 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm

She’s my cherry pie…Now I have that song stuck in my head! Awesome job, and any recipe that comes from a cake mix is number 1 in my book. We can’t ‘bake’ around these parts…


69 Jennifer June 27, 2013 at 9:08 am

Haha – awesome song! ;) I don’t use mixes all the time, but sometimes, you just want to make something easy! :)


70 Lora June 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Cherry Pie cupcakes! How beautifully all American. They look delicious.


71 Jennifer June 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Thanks, Lora! :)


72 Kathy S June 26, 2013 at 11:23 pm

I like the Olivia Swirl Navy Blue wrappers.


73 Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture June 28, 2013 at 12:25 am

Hi Jennifer,

Those look amazing!!! the little gold stars look so cute paired with these 4th of July cupcake wrappers. Love the old fashioned setting. So happy you joined our blog party. it’s so much fun!


74 Jennifer June 28, 2013 at 9:15 am

Thanks so much, Carrie, for inviting me! It was a blast and the wrappers are perfection!


75 craftytammie June 28, 2013 at 8:18 am

I love the union jack ones – even if it’s not really that patriotic :)


76 Kelly Stephens June 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm

These look amazing! Now I have the perfect fourth of July BBQ take-along…except I am also pregnant and can relate to the constant desire to do absolutely nothing that cannot be done from my couch. Why did we decide pregnancy in the summer was acceptable?!


77 Jennifer June 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Oh Kelly – you are SO right! I see a lot of air conditioned venues in my future ;) Keep cool, mama!


78 Suzanne S June 29, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I love the ones in this post!!


79 Kristin June 29, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I can’t wait to try these cupcakes. I just discovered your blog and I think it’s fantastic! I will repost with my rating after making.


80 Jennifer June 30, 2013 at 9:25 am

Thanks so much, Kristin! I hope you like them :)


81 Kristin July 9, 2013 at 3:41 am

Sometimes, I put a package of instant pudding mix in box mix cakes that I make. It makes them more dense and adds a deeper flavor so-to-speak. What are this cupcakes texture like without the pudding? Do you think if I do add it, that it will make the cupcake too dense? Either way, I am going to try it and let you know when I am done!


82 Jennifer July 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

Hi Kristin! This cupcake is already quite light and airy, so if you wanted to make them more dense, you could definitely try adding pudding to the mix. But, I’ve never done it myself on these cupcakes, so I couldn’t say for sure how it would go! :)


83 Kristin July 9, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Ok, one last question, have you put the frosting in the fridge for a few hours? Well, I have, lol. Now, it is a bit hard and I am unsure if I should let it sit out on the counter to soften up. I have heard of where you take 1/3 of frosting and melt it in the microwave, then pour that into cold frosting to get the frosting back to former consistency. Any direction here would be great as I have never actually worked with marshmallow frosting. Thanks so much and sorry for all the questions.

84 Connie June 30, 2013 at 11:07 am

Patriot wrappers.


85 Denise June 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I like the red/white Olivia wrappers. Thanks!


86 Elizabeth S June 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Olivias swirl in navy & red are so cute!


87 Maggie June 30, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I like the Patriotic Stars and Stripes wrappers…preferably with one of your cherry pie cupcakes inside! :) YUM!


88 Jennifer July 9, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Hi Kristin! I didn’t have enough left over from my cupcakes, so I have no experience with refrigerating this frosting! However, I would not microwave any portion of it – I would be concerned about the marshmallow becoming poofy/tacking and having issues with the consistency! If you have time, I would just leave it out at room temperature to soften up again :)


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