King Cake Cupcakes
Mardi Gras season is right around the corner...
let's get this party started.
Mix up a Classic Yellow cake mix according to
the package directions.
Since the basic king cake starts off with cinnamon,
I added two teaspoons of cinnamon to the batter.
It makes 24 cupcakes.
I used purple, green and gold papers.
Although you will see the purple looks red in the picture.
While mixing ... I realized that I have had my mixer for
close to 26 years. (Gosh! I am getting old)
I have a big fancy mixer... but rather just pull this out to mix small things.
Do you ever do that? I have all these gadgets, but always just use the old tried and true things.
King cakes have the most wonderful fillings...
I just had to add a filling to these cupcakes.
You will need to make a little hole for the filling.
I used a veggie peeler... hey in the south we make do.
I know they probably have some thingy magig made just for this...but my little peeler worked out ok.
I filled them with homemade strawberry jelly.
No king cake is complete without the cream cheese...
I made a cream cheese icing.
Cream Cheese Icing
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar.
I tinted half the icing purple and left the rest white and added green sprinkles to the top.
I have never made a cupcake with filling, so the family was pleasantly surprised to find strawberry in the middle.
These were such a hit, I just might make some for Easter with a pudding type filling.
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Linking this morning to Kim over at WoW Us Wednesdays .