Monday, June 13, 2016

Maraschino Cherry Frosting

Maraschino Cherry Frosting: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

I went through a time period where I used a lot of maraschino cherries. With all that cherry juice left in the jar it got me to thinking if there was anything I could do with the juice instead of dumping it down the drain. As it turns out the very next day on Pinterest there was a recipe for a frosting using maraschino juice. 

This delicious frosting can be used in many different ways. It works great for frosting and/or filling a cake. It would be great for frosting cupcakes or cookies. It would also taste great on graham crackers. So next time you have a jar of maraschino cherries, do not through the juice away, use it to make this easy an delicious frosting.

Maraschino Cherry Frosting


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice, from jar of maraschino cherries
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter until completely smooth and fluffy.
  2. Gradually beat in 2 cups of powdered sugar.
  3. Beat in the maraschino juice and almond extract until completely combined.
  4. Gradually beat in the remaining powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time.
  5. Add more maraschino cherry juice if frosting is too thick for your liking.

Yields: about 5 cups of frosting
*Adapted from Mom on Timeout.
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