Make It With A Cake Mix recently, and when Aaron told me he needed something for a potluck for work the next day, I decided to try this one out. The boys helped me decide which one to try, and this one turned out so well. We all gave these a perfect 10, and they are super easy to make, and only 258 calories each, so not too bad! The calories will differ based on cake mix brands/types, but that is what ours turned out being with 24 cupcakes.
1 box yellow cake mix
1/3 c oil
3/4 c milk
1/2 c sour cream
2 t almond extract
1 c maraschino cherries, roughly chopped
1 c butter, softened
1 1/2 t almond extract
3 1/4 c powdered sugar (may need more or less)
Preheat the oven to 350, and line muffin tins with liners.
Mix together the eggs, oil, milk, sour cream, and almond extract. Sift in the cake mix, then fold in the cherries. Fill the cupcakes, and cook for about 18 minutes, checking often. Cool completely.
Beat the butter for a few minutes, then add in the almond extract. Mix in the powdered sugar, then pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes, and top with sprinkles. Serve