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Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes

My cupcake suggestion for this year’s July 4th party combines the taste of cherry cobbler with the fun factor of a single serving cupcake – complete with iconic cherry (my non-cupcake suggestion, in case you were curious, is my homemade Pocky Sticks decked out for July 4th)!  These cherry cobbler cupcakes feature two fresh pitted cherries baked right into a brown sugar lemony batter.

The cherry cobbler cupcakes are even better when wrapped in adorable cupcake wrappers from Bella Cupcake Couture

Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes

…and set out on a stand from The Smart Baker!

Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes

Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes
5 from 1 vote

Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes for July 4th

Servings 16 cupcakes


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 32 cherries pitted and de-stemmed
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Fresh whipped cream to taste
  • 16 cherries with stems for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat brown sugar and butter until fully combined.
  3. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Mix in eggs one at a time.
  5. Mix in lemon extract and milk.
  6. Fill cupcake liners ¼ full. Note that this will not use all of the batter.
  7. Bake for 7 minutes.
  8. While the batter is baking, roll the pitted and de-stemmed cherries in a bowl of corn starch and sugar until the cherries are fully coated.
  9. Remove cupcake tin from the oven and place two coated cherries on top of the partially cooked batter in each cupcake liner.
  10. Divide remaining batter evenly among the cupcake liners, covering the cherries. The batter will come nearly to the top of the cupcake liners.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.
  12. Top each cooled cupcake with fresh whipped cream and a cherry.

Party Time

Sprinkles will Fly FINAL

Every blog in the party created July 4th cupcakes using Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers.  Grab some milk and a cupcake and have a look at all of the blogs below for some incredible July 4th inspiration.

An American Cupcake in London

Bella Cupcake Couture

Chronicles of a Foodie

Creative Food

Cupcake Project

Cupcakes Take the Cake

Diary of a Mad Hausfrau


Hoosier Homemade

Hungry Happenings

In Katrina’s Kitchen

Inside BruCrew Life

Java Cupcake

Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

Love From the Oven

Make Bake Celebrate

Not Just a Mommy

Not Your Mommas Cookie

Pint Sized Baker

Sugar Swings! Serve Some

The Baking Cup

The Decorated Cookie

The Prizes

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Prize Pack
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Bella Cupcake Couture

The Smart Baker

India Tree

Lucks Food Decorating Company

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How to Win

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Contest opens June 25, 2013 at 7 AM PST and closes July 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST. One winner will be chosen and announced within 48 hours of the contest ending. The winner will be contacted via email by and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If they do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

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81 comments on “Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes for July 4th”

  1. Hannah says:

    I would do half of the Olivia red/white and half of the Olivia navy/white!

  2. Ella Dublin says:

    The Sparkly cupcakes are just great!

  3. Ella Dublin says:

    And I love the Hannah Red/White wrappers :)

  4. what a giveaway,wish to win

  5. Great minds think alike! My cupcakes were topped with cherries too! LOVE yours! The display and set up looks great! Thanks for being involved!

  6. I used a cherry flavor too – it is so perfect for the Fourth of July! Your display is awesome :)

  7. grace says:

    i think any of the swirl wrappers would be lovely!

  8. These cupcakes are awesome! What a creative twist!

  9. I love the Stars and Stripes wrappers!

  10. LOVE the use of a fresh cherry on these delicious looking cupcakes! I hope they’ll be added to our Pinterest Explorers Board! :D

  11. Love the way you used the wrappers & your cupcakes look great!!

  12. Cute stand! And very cute cupcakes :)

  13. Lisa says:

    Anything Red white and blue

  14. Toni Miller says:

    These sound delish…I think they just be in my near future. :)

  15. Evelyn R says:

    I like the navy Olivia swirl

  16. Kelly says:

    We both made pie-esque cupcakes in the same wrappers :)

  17. Hannah says:

    Wow, these look amazing!

  18. Karen says:

    The Patriotic cupcake liners are adorable but the Olivia in the red and navy swirls are my favorites~

  19. Terri says:

    My favorite is olivia swirl in navy blue!

  20. michelle says:

    how fun! love the cherry on top!!

  21. not exactly 4th of july, but i love the red and white striped ones! :)

  22. Jacqueline says:

    I love the red and white Olivia Swirl wrappers. So pretty! Thanks for the recipe :)

  23. Jayne says:

    Olivia Swirl – Blue / Chocolate Brown cupcake liners are so so pretty!

  24. Margot C says:

    I like the Dorothy- Polkadots

  25. It’s the little things, I love that a cherry can do so much! Fabulous!

  26. These look fantastic, and they cherry on the top is spot on with the same red like the cupcake wrapper. Beautiful photos!

  27. Marilyn M. says:

    I love all the swirl wrappers but the blue is my favorite! Thanks!

  28. Mandi says:

    I like the Olivia swirl wrappers – both colors!!

  29. Dineen says:

    Yummmmm those cherry cupcakes look delish! What a great prize pack!

  30. Dineen says:

    I love the Olivia swirl cupcake wrappers in navy blue!

  31. Melanie says:

    I like the Olivia swirl in navy… and your cupcakes sound amazing!

  32. Susan J says:

    I love the traditional Patriotic Stars and Stripes!

  33. Misha says:

    I would love to win!!

  34. These cupcakes looks absolutely delicious!! :)

  35. Karen says:

    Patriotic Stars and Stripes

  36. Gina says:

    Oh I just love the damask patterned ones. So cute.

  37. Blessie Nelson says:

    I like the Cupcake wrappers – Lu Lu Damask- Gold / White

  38. Sheri Mousel says:

    So cool can’t wait to try these for the 4th of July.

  39. Jacqueline says:

    I loveeeeee all of the cupcake liners! These cupcakes look great and I can’t wait to try them!

  40. Nessa says:

    This recipe looks terrific!

  41. Ellen Barth says:

    I like the patriotic stars and stripes wrappers.

  42. Cony says:

    They look beautiful and delicious

  43. SaraC says:

    These cupcakes sound delicious. I love cherry anything.

  44. SaraC says:

    My favorite wrappers from Bella Cupcake Couture are the Olivia in red/white

  45. Lora says:

    Cherry cobbler cupcakes are such cute idea. Love this!

  46. Stephanie Grant says:

    I love the Patriotic Stars and Stripes

  47. Shelby says:

    I like the Olivia in red and white.

  48. Marie says:

    I would get both the Olivia red/white and the Olivia Swirl navy blue so between the two I’d have all three colors for the 4th of July :)

  49. Crystal says:

    I would probably do a combination of the Olivia Red and White with the Olivia Navy Swirl.

  50. Barbara says:

    I like the Girl/Women cupcake wrappers

  51. Cupcake says:

    iit looks very nice :)

  52. Melinda says:

    This recipe is making me hungry……to answer the question, my favorite cupcake wrapper is the red with blue star!

  53. Niki says:

    I love the Olivia wrappers. I would use a combination of the red/white and navy blue.

  54. Jan R says:

    Stars & Stripes…PLEASE!

  55. Kelly says:

    These are adorable!

  56. Jaen Marc says:

    Those star and stripes wrapper looks great!

  57. Meghan Finley says:

    Stars and stripes are darling. Can’t be beat!

  58. Josh says:

    navy blue swirl

  59. Anjeanette says:

    The stars and stripes are so cute!

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  62. they are really yummy but then again I am biased I am a peanut butter nut! But I am really happy with this recipe and it will become my go to recipe when I am craving cake and peanut butter, which is most days!!!

    Thanks for nice Cake…..

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  65. Great recipe and you have done it so well that I cannot resist.

  66. lucky says:

    wow that’s awesome

  67. jack says:

    these cupcakes looks super cool.

  68. steve says:

    These cupcakes looks really amazing and delicious too.

  69. Mollie Grant says:

    I will try this recipe definitely because by seeing the photograph of Cherry Cobbler Cupcake my mouth is watering to taste that. I think this is really delicious.

  70. they look really and looking forward for more types of sweets

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