9/26/11

Better Crocker Cherry Chip Cake Copycat



This past weekend we celebrated September birthdays in my family. My mother's birthday was yesterday and she requested three types of cake for the birthday celebration, a white cake w/ almond flavoring, basically a wedding cake, a coca-cola cake, and cherry chip cupcakes.

From past experience with cherry chip cake we knew that these cake mixes are hard to come by. Myself along with my aunt searched multiple grocery stores, big lots, etc. multiple times, in two states and could not find the elusive cake mix. So, I went to Google. And I asked Google, "Oh wise and powerful search engine, is there anywhere I can find a Cherry Chip cake mix or any way I can make a copycat of it?" Google gave me some links to sites where I could read user reviews on this product, many who are BIG fans of the cherry chip flavor cake, but can't find them anywhere. I also found recipes of how to make this cake from scratch, but cakes from scratch make me super nervous. I have never made one, and I want to learn... but I'm still scared.

My mother also got in on the search and found a copycat recipe for a cake from scratch, and I guess had seen some comments on the recipe that said to use a white cake mix and add some maraschino cherries plus a couple other things. My aunt and I were having a cake baking/decorating party the day before the big birthday bash and we figured we could handle, this concoction, so we bought the supplies and set to work.

Ingredients:
-1 White Cake Mix (or if you are feeling adventurous, go ahead and make it from scratch)
-1 tsp pure almond extract
-2 tbsp cherry syrup from maraschino cherries
-1/2 c drained, stemmed, & chopped maraschino cherries

Directions:
Empty your cake mix into a large mixing bowl.
Add your ingredients from on the cake mix box.
Add the almond extract and the cherry syrup.
Mix.
Add the chopped cherries.
Mix.

Put in your cupcake liners, make sure they're adorable.
Bake. -- we ended up having them in for about 18 min, but each oven is different.

3 comments:

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Let me add that they were amazing and DELICIOUS! And I don't even really like Cherry Chip cake. Once again, Google saves the day!

{{smooches}}
~Manda

p.s...when are you going to blog about that ridiculously gorgeous rosette cake you baked and decorated? It deserves some props too!

Zakia gad said...

I recall the delicious cherry cake from when I was a kid. I've been thinking about it alot lately, so I am going to make this for Easter dinner.
I also remember great tasting orange cupcakes too. Do you have a recipe for them. I'd love to make them. Many thanks!

Zakia gad said...

I recall the delicious cherry cake from when I was a kid. I've been thinking about it alot lately, so I am going to make this for Easter dinner.
I also remember great tasting orange cupcakes too. Do you have a recipe for them. I'd love to make them. Many thanks!

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