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Maraschino Cherry Buttercream Recipe. One amazing buttercream studded with maraschino cherries. | www.thesugarcoatedcottage.com #buttercream #frosting

Maraschino Cherry Buttercream Recipe

Stacey - The Sugar Coated Cottage
Maraschino Cherry Buttercream Recipe. Silky sweet buttercream studded with bright red jewel toned maraschino cherries. Truly delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Buttercream/Frosting
Cuisine American
Servings 5 cups


  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 lb butter room temp
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In medium sauce pan add the egg whites and sugar.
  • On medium heat you are going to whisk egg mixture until sugar is completely dissolved (you can test it by rubbing a small amount between your fingers to test it, it should be completely smooth).
  • Remove from heat and let mixture cool. (If mixture is too warm it will melt your butter when the time comes).
  • Transfer to mixing bowl and with whisk attachment whisk on high until stiff peaks form and mixture is completely cooled.
  • Switch to paddle attachment.
  • On low speed add the butter one piece at a time.
  • Increase mixer to medium/high speed and mix until buttercream forms.
  • Add in the vanilla and salt continue mixing until completely mixed in.
  • By hand fold in the cherries.


Drain your cherries very well over a strainer.
After draining the cherries lay them out onto a paper towel to absorb any additional surface juice. Pat lightly.
Mince the cherries as finely as you can, as you can see from my photos some of the pieces are still on the bigger side. The cherries squish and move as you try to cut them so do the best you can.
When it comes time to add the cherries to the buttercream fold them in by hand rather than using the mixer. Folding them in will keep the pieces juicy and plump. Using the mixer will smoosh the cherry pieces.
Keyword , cherry buttercream, buttercream, maraschino cherry
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