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Shirley Temple Cupcake

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Shirley Temple was a child actress known for famous movies like Heidi in the 1930s. They named a drink after her. It is traditionally made with ginger ale, a splash of grenadine and garnished with a maraschino cherry. I remember drinking them as a child. It was something special to drink rather than just a normal drink. I made Shirley Temple Cupcakes for my daughter this week. These cupcakes were a big hit.

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Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tsp lime zest
1 tsp lime extract
Maraschino juice to dip cupcakes in

bake-599521_1280Instructions 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Set up your cupcake pan with liners
Using a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer or Kitchenaid on medium to high for 30 seconds.
Now add sugar, vanilla, lime zest and extract to the butter and beat until combined.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Alternate, the flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is well mixed together
Fill the cupcake pan liners 2/3 with cake batter

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Bake for 18-20 minutes.
Remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before dipping into the cherry juice.

 

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Lime Frosting

1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter
3 cup powder sugar
1 tsp lime extract
3 tbs heavy whipping cream

Directions

In large mixing bowl, beat butter and lime extract on high speed until fluffy
Add 3 cups of sugar, one at a time.
Add in heavy cream if frosting is looking like sugar pebbles.
Scrape the sides to get all of the sugar.
Mix until your frosting is stiff and wont fall off the whisk.
Pipe the cupcake using a star tip and top with green sprinkles and a cherry

Shirley Temple Cupcake

Make your favorite nostalgic kid's soda drink into a yummy cupcake with this Shirley Temple Cupcake recipe and don't forget to put a cherry on top. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 7up, Cupcakes, Party, Soda, Sprite
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Calories: 348kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted sweet cream, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp lime extract or extract
  • 2 cups Maraschino Syrup

Topping and Icing

  • 24 maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup butter unsalted, softened
  • 3 cups powder sugar
  • 1 tsp lime extract
  • 3 tbsp whipping cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Set up your cupcake pan with liners
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer or Kitchenaid on medium to high for 30 seconds.
  • Now add sugar, vanilla, lime zest and extract to the butter and beat until combined.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Alternate, the flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is well mixed together
  • Fill the cupcake pan liners 2/3 with cake batter
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before dipping into the cherry juice.

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 8.3% | Calcium: 4.3% | Iron: 4.1%

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2 thoughts on “Shirley Temple Cupcake”

  1. Your Shirley Temple Cupcakes looks gorgeous and I have no doubt they are delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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