King Cake Cupcakes

 
King Cake is traditional for Mardi Gras with its cinnamon roll like quality but you can achieve the same festive results faster with cupcakes! The vibrant colors of Mardi Gras are beautiful on their own but when you add them to a cupcake with cinnamon frosting, you have a party going on for sure!

 
Mardi Gras Cupcakes
Cake recipe courtesy of Hello, Cupcake!
 
 
Ingredients:
 
1 box yellow cake mix 1 cup buttermilk (instead of water indicated on box) 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs Food coloring paste/gel – Purple, Green and Yellow
 
Directions:
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line 24 muffin tins with silver 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 three bowls and use food coloring for purple, green and yellow batter. Get a spoon for each color and one spoon to use as your “divider” as your pour the different colors into the cupcakes liners.
 
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
Recipe Courtesy of Fake Ginger
 
1 cup butter 4 cups powdered sugar 3 tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon
 
Directions:
 

Beat butter in an electric mixer until fluffy.  Add sugar 1/2 cup at a time until completely mixed. Add the milk 1 tbsp at a time to achieve desired thickness. Mix in vanilla and cinnamon until well combined. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and sprinkle with colored sugar. 

Colored Sugar
 
3/4 cup sugar Green, Purple and Yellow food coloring paste
 
Place 1/4 cup sugar in 3 plastic sandwich bags. Squeeze a dot of each color paste in each bag and rub together until all sugar is colored. Place each color mixture on a separate piece of wax paper to dry. Repeat process for other two colors; set aside. 
 
 
Mardi Gras Cupcakes
Yields 24
Cake recipe courtesy of Hello, Cupcake!
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153 calories
18 g
32 g
8 g
2 g
1 g
45 g
166 g
1 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
45g
Yields
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153
Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
13%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 32mg
11%
Sodium 166mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
5%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 box yellow cake mix
  2. 1 cup buttermilk (instead of water indicated on box)
  3. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  4. 4 eggs
  5. Food coloring paste/gel - Purple, Green and Yellow
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line 24 muffin tins with silver cupcake liners
  3. Use an electric mixer to beat together all of the ingredients for about 2 minutes on medium to high speed
  4. Divide the batter equally into three bowls and use food coloring for purple, green and yellow batter. Get a spoon for each color and one spoon to use as your "divider" as your pour the different colors into the cupcakes liners.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until cake tester comes out clean.
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calories
153
fat
8g
protein
2g
carbs
18g
more
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Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting with Colored Sugar
Frostng Recipe Courtesy of Fake Ginger
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4117 calories
634 g
492 g
185 g
4 g
117 g
914 g
58 g
622 g
7 g
55 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
914g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4117
Calories from Fat 1627
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 185g
285%
Saturated Fat 117g
586%
Trans Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 48g
Cholesterol 492mg
164%
Sodium 58mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 634g
211%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 622g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
115%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
14%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Colored Sugar Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup sugar
  2. Green, Purple and Yellow food coloring paste
Cinnamon Frosting Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter
  2. 4 cups powdered sugar
  3. 3 tbsp milk
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 1 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Colored Sugar: Place 1/4 cup sugar in 3 plastic sandwich bags. Squeeze a dot of each color paste in each bag and rub together until all sugar is colored. Place each color mixture on a separate piece of wax paper to dry. Repeat process for other two colors; set aside.
  2. Cinnamon Frosting: Beat butter in an electric mixer until fluffy.
  3. Add sugar 1/2 cup at a time until completely mixed.
  4. Add the milk 1 tbsp at a time to achieve desired thickness.
  5. Mix in vanilla and cinnamon until well combined.
  6. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and sprinkle with colored sugar.
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calories
4117
fat
185g
protein
4g
carbs
634g
more
Life of the Party Always! http://lifeofthepartyalways.com/
 

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