What do you do with leftover Cheerwine just sitting in your fridge? You introduce your coworkers to a taste of North Carolina with a drink that was "Born in South. Raised in a Glass" with these Cheerwine cupcakes. If you have never had Cheerwine it is a super cherry flavored soda. Imagine cherry Dr Pepper that is even more cherry flavored. The cupcakes are actually cherry chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, and they literally have an entire can of Cheerwine in them. These were inspired by a Tasting Table email and recipe for coca-cola cake. I just happened to have 5 leftover cans of Cheerwine taking up room in my refrigerator from when Charles and I drove to North Carolina earlier this month. So, I thought I would give them a try.
The cupcakes came out denser and more the texture of a muffin, but the cherry flavor shines through and goes great with the chocolate cake and frosting. If you are a fan of Cheerwine grab two cans, pour one in the batter and enjoy the other while making these cupcakes.