Sunken Cherry Cupcakes

Why ask for a cherry on top when you can have a cherry in the middle? Bake these easy-to-make cupcakes outside the cherry season, too, by having a supply of cherries on standby in the freezer with the stems and pits removed.

Servings Prep Time Cook Time
24cupcakes 35minutes 20-25minutes
Servings Prep Time
24cupcakes 35minutes
Cook Time
Servings: cupcakes
Servings: cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Using electric beaters, beat the butter, sugar, grated lemon zest, and kirsch in a bowl until mixture is pale and creamy.
  3. Gradually stir in the eggs. Sift in 1 1/2 cups of the flour. Stir until combined. Place remaining flour on a deep plate. Make sure cherries are dry, then toss them in the flour.
  4. Carefully stir the cherries into the cake mixture. Fill the paper cases two-thirds full with mixture.
  5. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Place pans on a wire rack and leave muffins to cool. Serve with whipped cream, if liked, on the day of baking.