Thursday, December 16

Recipe - Cupcake Poppers from Betty Crocker

Red Hot Holiday Trends

As I mentioned earlier this week about the Betty Hot Ten Trends here is the recipe I used for my daughters Christmas party at school! It's super easy and my 6 year old had a blast helping me make them! It's aweome that food coloring washes right out! lol This is an awesome treat for any family with kids and who love being in the kitchen. Enjoy

Cupcake Poppers

Prep Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes / Start to Finish: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Cupcakes

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix

Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box

1/4 teaspoon each gel or liquid food colors (neon pink, neon purple, neon orange, neon green, classic blue)

Frosting

1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Gel or liquid food colors (neon pink, neon purple, neon orange, neon green, classic blue)

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 60 mini muffin cups. Make cake batter as directed on box. Divide batter among 5 small bowls, about 3/4 cup each. Make 5 different colors of batter by adding 1/4 teaspoon food color to each bowl; blend well.

2. Fill each muffin cup with 1 level measuring tablespoon batter, making 12 cupcakes of each color

3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.

4. In large bowl, beat marshmallow creme and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in powdered sugar until fluffy. Divide frosting among 5 small bowls, about 1/3 cup each. Using the same 5 food colors, lightly tint frosting in each bowl to match the cupcake colors

5. Assemble each popper using 2 mini cupcakes. Cut tops off each cupcake horizontally (save bottoms for another use). Spread or pipe about 1 tablespoon frosting on cut side of 1 cupcake top. Form a sandwich by placing cut side of second cupcake top on frosting; press lightly. Repeat with remaining cupcake tops. Store loosely covered.

30 cupcake popper sandwiches

Fun Idea: Using canned or leftover frosting, spread frosting between layers of cupcake bottoms and thread on wooden skewers.

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