• 1 (18 3/4-ounce) package chocolate or vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry filling and topping
  • 1 (16-ounce) can chocolate or vanilla fosting

 Prepare cake mix according to package directions, adding eggs, water and oil. Pour batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups, filling two-thirds full.

Remove 24 cherries from cherry filling; set aside.

Spoon a generous teaspoon of remaining cherry filling into the center of each cupcake.

Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans. Let cool completely.

Frost each cupcake with chocolate or vanilla frosting. Garnish each cupcake with reserved cherries.

Makes 24

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