We love some cupcakes y’all. This recipe covers not only the cupcake but the frosting, too – Cheerwine-flavored heaven!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon red gel food coloring
  • sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup Cheerwine, chilled


  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¾ cup Cheerwine
  • ¼ teaspoon cherry flavoring (or 1 drop cherry candy flavoring)
  • ¼ teaspoon almond flavoring


For Cheerwine Cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add vanilla, vinegar, food coloring, and butter; beat well. Slowly stir in Cheerwine; beat well. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Finish cooling on wire racks.

For Cheerwine Frosting:

Combine sugar and egg whites in top of a double boiler; add Cheerwine and beat on low speed of electric mixer for 30 seconds or just until blended. Place over boiling water; beat constantly on high speed of electric mixer about 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Remove from heat. Add flavorings, and beat 2 additional minutes or until frosting is thick enough to spread.

Makes 12 – 14 cupcakes.


Overall Rating:


  1. Great recipe. But high altitude conversions are a necessity if higher than 4000ft

  2. What can be better than Cheerwine and cake!? Make these sweet cupcakes to impress your guest or enjoy yourself.

  3. Hand made and cherry delicious. Make sure you taste the cherry flavoring before you add it.

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