Bake Sale: Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes

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Bake Sale: Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes

By Stefani Pollack

Cherry cobbler fans, these are the cupcakes for you!  Often, cherry cupcakes are made with artificial cherry flavoring and red food coloring. These cherry cobbler cupcakes are the real deal!  Each cupcake has two pitted cherries baked right into the buttery and slightly lemony brown sugar cupcake batter. Top these cupcakes with fresh whipped cream and cherries and serve on July 4th or for any summer party.


Cherry Cobbler Cupcakes
Yield: 16 Cupcakes

Cupcake ingredients:
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

Cupcake directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat brown sugar and butter until fully combined.
Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Mix in eggs one at a time.
Mix in lemon extract and milk.
Fill cupcake liners ¼ full.  Note that this will not use all of the batter.
Bake for 7 minutes.
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.
Remove cupcake tin from the oven and place two coated cherries on top of the partially cooked batter in each cupcake liner.
Divide remaining batter evenly among the cupcake liners, covering the cherries.  The batter will come nearly to the top of the cupcake liners.
Bake for 20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.
Top each cooled cupcake with fresh whipped cream and a cherry.

Stefani Pollack is the author of the popular cupcake blog, Cupcake Project. While she loves simple chocolate cupcakes, Stefani prefers creative cupcakes inspired by her favorite flavor combinations. She encourages her readers to branch out and experiment in the kitchen. Why cupcakes? They bring out the kid in us! Visit Stefani at

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By Michelle on June 28, 2013


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By Tara Leonhard on June 28, 2013


Paula: I am saddened and shocked at the terrible treatment you have received from all the networks as well as so many of your sponsors. Today in America the Media has become over sensitive to the subject of race. I know you absolutely had no intention of insulting blacks or anyone else of color. I'm in my late 60's and remember the days of segregation and what racism really was a serious problem. I know we still have to realize that racism does exist. I also know, if we are all completely , with ourselves almost every American has at one time or another used the "N" word. While I don't use it myself I know I have said the word in talking about how the older members of my southern family used the word, especially before the 1960's. I think it is a terrible shame the black Americans call themselves the "N" in their everyday conversation with each other. I am praying for you. Keep your chin up and this shall pass. You have more an apologized sincerely and it's a sad day that the press and your the companies that sponsor you have decided to feed you to the lions. I pray this will all clear up for you soon. Sincerely, Karen Prince, Sgt. U.S. Army (ret)

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Paula I'm so sorry what has happened to you. We all are only humans and we do make mistakes, you have been judged too harshly!!! I sure do hope eventually that all will end favorably! I want you to come back to your TV show, and alot of us want to hear your sense of humor and your accent, and I love your desserts and etc. I will pray for you everyday!!! Love from

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Love you Paula! Will bocott Food Network and Wallmart shame on them . God Bless you and your Family. We all say things at time, Your human sorry that some people think their perfect, I know I 'm not. Your the Best know that- don't worry about the rest. Keep your head up ! Peace xo Donna Solis

By Donna Solis on June 26, 2013


I am so sorry about all the chaos you and your family are going through. It seems to me that the root of the problem is a disgruntled former employee who is out to cash in on being a part of your fame and fortune. And shame on the corporate sponsors who are choosing to severe ties. The loss will be theirs. You will emerge an even stronger person. Count me among your supporters.

By Sherry on June 26, 2013


Paula I had a chance in October of 2009 to visit your restaurant fabulous the trip to Savannah was very important and memorable to me. January of 2010 I lost the love my life. Life is so hard at times, MY heart hurts for you and shame on those that think what they above saying or doing something they regret later no one is prefect. I HAVE ADMIRE HOW YOU RAISE YOUR BOYS NOW MEN AND HOW YOU BUILT YOUR BUSINESS. Will continue to support you with your online store, magazine, and so forth. Done with Wal-Mart, Food Network. My prayers and support.

By Vivian on June 26, 2013


Hello Paula. I hate this has happened to you. I am disgusted with food network and will never watch it again. Anyone who says they have never used the n word is a damn lie. You need to Sue the hell out of food network and all these other places that have dropped you. We here in Alabama is behind you 100%.

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MY thoughts and prayers go out to you Paula and your family through this horrible time of injustice. I believe you are being railroaded just like one other woman we have heard of in the past. Shame on this Lisa Jackson who has begun this horrific lawsuit. I believe in you and ask forgiveness for this unhappy woman that has caused your family such grief. The Lord knows and is protecting you from the evil one. Hang in there and let your life shine like always. Do not give in to this mess. Sincerely,

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I just want to say to Paula & her family, I am praying for all of you but especially you, Paula, praying for God's intervention & revealing of truth in this horrible situation. He will not leave you nor will He forsake you. God bless you and keep you safe, hold you in His almighty arms through this storm. He loves you. Hold on to Him & allow Him to fight this battle for you. May your broken heart be healed in Jesus' Name.

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