Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tastefully Tueday...

Our weather turned cold again so today is a great day for baking.  With Valentines around the corner I thought I would post something fun for the day  I found this treat at Food Network, you can find all sorts of wonderful things there!

Black Forest Cupcakes

1 (18.25-ounce) box devil's food cake mix
1 1/3 cups black cherry soda
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 container vanilla frosting
2 teaspoons cherry extract
1 to 2 drops pink food coloring
24 whole maraschino cherries with stems

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin tins with paper liners.  In a large bowl combine cake mix, soda, vegetable oil and eggs. Using a hand mixer combine all ingredients, batter will still be somewhat lumpy. Pour batter into muffin cups. Bake 19 to 22 minutes, turning the pans halfway through baking. Remove to a rack and allow to cool completely.  In a large bowl combine frosting, extract and pink food coloring. When cupcakes are cool ice with pink cherry frosting and top each with maraschino cherry    

Variation: Orange Cream Cupcakes
Prepare using a yellow cake mix and Orange soda. Substitute twisted orange slices for the cherries.

Prep time is 10 minutes, cook time 22 minutes, total time is 32 minutes.   The recipe makes 24 cupcakes.

$1.00 off any 3 7UP, A and W, Sunkist, Vernors, Squirt, RC Cola, Diet Rite, Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Hawaiian Punch, Dr. Pepper, or Big Red at Meijer.
$1.00 off one dozen Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs

Today's no cook option is from Bruegger’s Bagels.  Stop by on their Facebook page and like them to get a printable coupon for 3 free bagels.  Just bring it in with you on February 9th.  Remember that most Bruegger's are not open very late so be sure to stop in early.

I hope you are all having a great Tuesday!

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  1. Well isn't that fun. I have always wanted to try to bake with soda. Yet, I'm a scardy cat.

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    Love the blog!
    could you follow me back?


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