Simplest thing in the planet. And oh so yum.
All I do is whip up the chocolate cupcakes that are easy peasy, adding the cheeries (first shared here):
No Fail Chocolate Cupcakes
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup shortening (or butter)
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup sour milk
Put in bowl in order given. DO NOT stir until last item has been added. Beat well. (GENTLY STIR IN 1/2 SMALL JAR OF MARASCHINO CHERRIES) Divide into paper lined cupcake pans. Makes 18 cupcakes (I make 14 out of this recipe). Bake at 350 until done (which I bake them for 20 minutes). Let cool.
And then a cream cheese frosting (first shared here):
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/2 stick of room temperature butter
1/2 box of cream cheese
Add desired amount of powdered sugar (~3 cups) and milk (a few splashes) to make it the consistency you're excited about.