Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cupcake Poppers

What You Need:
1 box white cake mix
1/4 tsp each desired food coloring
1 can white frosting
mini muffin pan
bowls (1 for each color)

-OR, to make filling-
1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
food coloring, if desired

What You Do:
Mix cake by box directions. Divide batter into small bowls, 1 for each desired cake color. Add coloring and mix thoroughly.

Fill tin cups with about 1 tbs batter each. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cool.

If making own filling- beat marshmallow and butter. Beat in sugar until fluffy. Divide into bowls, again one for each desired color.

Cut tops off of cakes, discard bottom "cup" portion. (or repurpose them for cake balls, etc to reduce waste!) Pair up tops and spread filling on the flat sides. Press into sandwiches.

Makes 30 poppers, 120 calories each.

Amazing. Maybe a bit time consuming, but worth it. These are just so fun! I used a canned frosting (pillsbury fluffy white, i think) to save a bit of time. I left the the filling white for the colored cakes, but dyed it for the white cakes. For the rainbow effect in the white cakes, I just stirred in basic sprinkles (the kind you get to top ice cream).

These are light, fluffy, and delicious...not to mention fun to look at! I can't wait to make them again. I plan on making red and green ones for Christmas, orange and purple for Halloween, maybe red and blue for 4th of many possibilities!

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