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Pull-Apart Turtle Cupcakes

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Pull-Apart Turtle Cupcakes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24
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Why wait for a special occasion to make this cake? Gather the kids, a box of cake mix and a container of frosting, and you'll be in for some fun. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 pkg Betty Crocker* SuperMoist* Golden or Devil's Food Cake Mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1 tub Betty Crocker* Creamy Deluxe* Vanilla Frosting
Green food colour
1 tub Betty Crocker* Creamy Deluxe* Chocolate Frosting
4 green candy-coated chocolate candies
4 brown miniature candy-coated chocolate candies, if desired
1 piece red string licorice
1 green licorice twist, cut in half

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF (325ºF for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix vanilla frosting and green food color until desired shade. Place 1/4 cup green frosting and 1/4 cup chocolate frosting in separate small resealable plastic freezer bags; seal bags. Cut small tip from corner of each bag; set aside.
  • 3
    On each of 2 large serving trays, arrange 12 cupcakes as shown in diagram. Frost shell of one turtle with chocolate frosting. Frost head and feet with green frosting. (Push cupcakes together slightly to frost entire turtle, not just individual cupcakes.) Pipe green frosting on chocolate shell to create turtle design. Add 2 candies for eyes; add pupils with chocolate frosting. Add nostrils with chocolate frosting or miniature chocolate candies. Add red string licorice for mouth (trimming to fit) and green licorice for tail.
  • 4
    Frost remaining cupcakes with green frosting for shell and chocolate frosting for head and feet. Pipe chocolate frosting on green shell to create turtle design. Add 2 candies for eyes; add pupils with chocolate frosting. Add nostrils with green frosting or miniature chocolate candies. Add red string licorice for mouth (trimming to fit) and green licorice for tail. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

  • Variation: You can vary the cake mix to suit your taste. Just follow the directions on the box for amounts of water, oil and eggs.
  • Do-Ahead: You can bake the cake and cupcakes ahead. Freeze completely cooled and tightly covered cake for up to two months.
  • Assembling Cake: For each cake, push cupcakes together slightly and frost entire turtle.
  • Assembling Pull-Apart Turtle Cupcakes
    For each cake, push cupcakes together slightly and frost entire turtle.

Nutrition Information

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