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Friday, February 17, 2012

Mardi Gras Cupcakes

To finish off our Mardi Gras party, I found these cupcakes on Erica's Sweet Tooth.  I just had to share them!  They would be perfect for dessert.  Kids will love the colors...and the taste!  This beautiful photo is from her as well.  Beautiful work, Erica!

1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup buttermilk (instead of water indicated on box)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
Food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners.  Use an electric mixer to beat together all of the ingredients for about 2 minutes on medium to high speed.  Divide the batter equally into thirds and use purple (or mix red and blue to make purple) , green and yellow food coloring to achieve the color you like.  Use a spoon for each color and one spoon to use as your "divider" as your pour the different colors.   Start with one color and pour about 1 spoonful of batter up against one side, using the divider spoon to prevent the batter from spreading too much.  Fill in with the other colors, using the same technique. Don't worry about making these perfect, it actually looks cool when the colors invade each others' thirds and look a little messy.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until cake tester comes out clean
Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
1 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanila
1 tsp cinnamon
 Beat butter with electric mixer until fluffy.  Add sugar 1/2 cup at a time until completely mixed.   Add the milk 1 tbsp at a time to achieved desired thickness.  Mix in vanilla and cinnamon until well combined.  Frost cooled cupcakes, and sprinkle with yellow, green, and purple sugars.
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  1. Hi There!
    I'd love it if you came by and linked this up to my blog hop, Themed Baker's Sunday! The theme this week is cakes.
    Hope to see you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary

    1. Thanks for the invitation! I have posted these, but also posted the beignets by mistake, sorry. I appreciate your inviting me, and I have joined your blog. Patsy

  2. Those are great! So so pretty. Found you at Flour Me With Love, glad I did. :)

    1. I'm so glad you stopped by! Thank you. Patsy

  3. These are so cute! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)