Cherry Coke® Cupcakes


I came up with this recipe after playing around with some different recipes using soda instead of eggs and oil in cake mix. They're amazing and super easy!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 dozen cupcakes


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix

  • 1 can cherry-flavored cola (such as Cherry Coke®)

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 (12.5 ounce) can cherry pie filling

  • 12 maraschino cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Mix cake mix and cherry-flavored cola together in a bowl until batter is smooth. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups about 2/3 full.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until muffins spring back when lightly touched, 18 to 23 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

  4. Beat cream in a large bowl using an electric mixer until frothy; beat in confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the frosting will form sharp peaks; refrigerate.

  5. Cut a well out of the top center of each cupcake and fill with 2 to 3 cherries from the cherry pie filling. Transfer frosting to a piping bag or a plastic bag with 1 corner cut off. Frost cupcakes and top each with a maraschino cherry.

Cook's Note:

This recipe makes 12 cupcakes with batter and cherry pie filling leftover. My boyfriend loves to eat the leftover batter (no eggs!). If you're making 24 cupcakes, just double the amount of whipping cream and confectioner's sugar, plus the optional filling and cherries on top!

I prefer a piping bag and a Wilton(R) 1M tip for frosting the cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
20g Fat
43g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 319mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 188mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.