Cherry Kool Aid Cupcakes

Cherry Kool-Aid Cupcakes are one of the most unique cupcake flavors! It is similar to basic Cherry Cupcakes but with a twist. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 packet (0.13 oz) cherry Kool-Aid
  • 1/2 cup milk



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with baking cups.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and Kool-Aid powder. Add half of this mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until just combined. Stir in milk, then add the remaining flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
  4. Fill baking cups 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.