Don't just say it, bake it.™

Please log in with your username and password.

Make it easy to share with your Facebook or Twitter friends.

Don't just say it, bake it.™


Explore Our World

Start with a quick search for a particular flavor…or special occasion…or even your favorite color.
(Frequently Asked Questions)


Find Inspiration

We’ll gather some tasty suggestions that match your cravings, revealing ways to make your day delicious!


Bake a Memory

The fun has just begun—now you can use your creativity and Duncan Hines® products to bake something delectable, original, and truly you!

« Search Cupcakes Another Cupcakes Recipe »


Very Cherry - Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper Cupcakes

Robin Milne Recipe shared by:
| Follow this Baker

The cupcake is made using the Duncan Hines Classic Yellow cupcake mix and is glazed with Dr. Pepper Cherry dessert topping, then frosted with Cherry Vanilla Frosting Creations. It is a simple way to make a cupcake that tastes like a drink.

  • Hands-On Time:
  • Total Time:
  • Servings: Makes 12 cupcakes.
  • Rating:


  • 1 9 oz. box of Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Classic Yellow Cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Dr. Pepper Cherry Dessert Topper
  • 1 packet of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Cherry Vanilla Flavor Mix and 1 can of Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter
  • Sprinkles for decoration (I used the gold and clear shimmery ones)

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cupcake pan with baking cups.
  3. In a medium bowl mix together the dry mix water, water, oil, and eggs until well blended.
  4. Fill the baking cups half way with the mix. (I use an ice cream scoop to evenly distribute the mix.)
  5. Put the pan in the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the tops start to brown slightly. (Using a toothpick, poke the center of one cupcake to make sure their done. If it comes out clean their done, if not let them bake for a couple more minutes then test again.)
  6. Once the cupcakes are done remove from the oven and let them cool completely.
  7. Once the cupcakes are cool, take the Dr. Pepper Cherry Dessert Topper and spread a thin layer on top of the cupcake. Allow time for the topping to absorb into the cake.
  8. Pour pack of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Cherry Vanilla Flavor Mix into can of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter. Stir until evenly blended.
  9. Put frosting in a piping bag and using a large star tip pipe onto cupcakes in a circular motion. (You can also just spread it out with a butter knife if you want to.)
  10. Top the cupcakes with the shimmery sprinkles and serve!

Baker's Club Snapshots

Did You Make This Recipe?

Share if you loved this recipe as is, or if you added your own twist.

Add Your Photo of this Recipe


Reduce Clean-Up Time

Reduce Clean-Up Time

Cut down on baking pan clean-up. Try lining your brownie pan with aluminum foil. Your cooled brownies will lift right out and be easy to cut into uniform squares.



A candy thermometer should not touch the pan at any point

Keep Exploring

Back to Top

Cake Mixes











Snack Size

Comstock® and Wilderness Fruit Fillings


Berry Medley