These Amish Friendship Bread cupcakes are full of cherry flavor! Sprinkle a few white chocolate chips on the frosting, and you will have the perfect Valentine’s treat for a classroom party.
Original recipe makes 2 dozen cupcakes
1 cup Amish friendship bread starter (see footnote for recipe link)
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (3 ounce) package cherry Jell-O®
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup white chocolate chips, or as needed
1 hr 10 mins
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the Amish friendship bread starter, eggs, vegetable oil, 1/2 cup milk, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until thoroughly combined. Mix in the flour and cherry gelatin powder. Spoon the batter into the prepared cupcake cups.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool.
- In a large bowl, beat the vegetable shortening with butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, and add the vanilla extract. Beat in confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, stopping often to scrape down the sides of the bowl; mix in the milk, and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy. Spread on cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle each cupcake with a few white chocolate chips, if desired.
Calories: 379 kcal
Carbohydrates: 49.1 g
Cholesterol: 38 mg
Fat: 19.6 g
Fiber: 0.4 g
Protein: 3.2 g
Sodium: 167 mg