Pink is the perfect color for a mood-lifting treat. Chopped maraschino cherries give these from-scratch cupcakes their fruity taste and distinctive color.
For quicker chopping, cherries can be placed in a food processor and pulsed in two or three quick bursts.
Even though the reduced oven temperature will help keep these cupcakes from over-baking, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on them. When done, the cakes should be slightly brown around the top edge, and the middle should still be pale.