King Cupcakes

“Throw Me Something, Mister!”  It’s Mardi Gras time!  Try something a little different this year with King Cupcakes.  You will earn some beads and only remove a cupcake liner.  These yummy cakes with a flavorful frosting will be a perfect treat on Fat Tuesday.  And like all my versatile recipes you can change colors for events throughout the year.  Laissez les bon temps rouler!- AF

King Cupcakes

1 box yellow cake mix (if you are making cupcakes with white as color, use white cake mix)

4 eggs, beaten

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

Food coloring (let the fun begin)

In an electric mixer at medium speed, beat all of the ingredients (except food coloring) together. Divide the batter equally into three bowls and use food coloring to create the color you want.  (for my King Cupcakes, I made yellow, green, and purple.)

Prepare your muffin tins with cupcake liners.  Use a spoon for each color.  Start with one color and pour about 1 spoonful of batter up against one side.  Continue using a spoon for each color.  Fill in with the other colors. Messy is okay.  They will not look perfect but will turn out okay.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.  Use toothpick to test if cupcakes are completely baked.  Makes 24 cupcakes.

Krewe Frosting

1 cup butter, barely softened

4 cups powdered sugar

3 T milk

1 t vanilla

1 t cinnamon

food coloring

In an electric mixer, beat butter until fluffy.  Add sugar in small amounts until completely mixed.  Now, add 1 T of milk at a time until you like the thickness. Mix in vanilla and cinnamon.  If you want colorful icing, mix in your desired food coloring. You may want multiple colors of icing, so divide icing in bowls to add food coloring.

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