These Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes are so moist and delicious. They are stuffed with cherries then topped with a delicious whipped cream frosting!

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

These Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes are so moist and delicious. They are stuffed with cherries then topped with a delicious whipped cream frosting!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry coke cupcakes, cherry coke float cupcakes, cupcakes, valentines day cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 330 kcal


For the Cupcakes:

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup Regular Coke
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling

For the Icing:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Maraschino Cherries, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. Mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and butter beating on medium-high speed until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat for an additional minute. In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, Coke, and vanilla extract. (Allow time for the foam to go go down when measuring the Coke, and your mixture might look curdled when you add the buttermilk. That's normal.)
  4. Beginning with the flour mixture, add in small parts to the butter mixture, alternating with the Coke mixture. Beat each addition just until incorporated.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the muffins tins. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched lightly and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, use a paring knife to cut out a cone shape in the middle of each cupcake. Add a spoonful of cherry mixture (2 to 3 cherries) to the well.
  7. Beat the heavy whipping cream in a chilled bowl with whisk attachment (or hand mixer), beginning on low speed. I like to place my mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for a few minutes before mixing. Once the cream gets frothy begin adding the powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, increasing speed as the cream comes together until you reach medium-high speed. Whip the cream until it holds stiff peaks (if you dip a spoon in it, the whipped cream should stay on the spoon when you turn it upside down). Pipe the whipped cream onto cupcakes as desired and top with maraschino cherries for garnish. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Source: Brown Eyed Baker

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 665IU13%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.