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Spring Polka Dot Cupcakes

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Spring Polka Dot Cupcakes
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24
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Feb 18, 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker* Super Moist* white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
  • 1 box (4-serving size) orange-flavoured gelatin

  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • Yellow, red and blue food colors
  • 1/3 cup white baking chips

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    Make cake batter as directed on cake mix box, adding gelatin with the water. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about 2/3 full).
  • 3
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat powdered sugar and butter with spoon or with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Beat in vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in just enough of the remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. Divide frosting among 4 small bowls. Stir 6 drops yellow food color into frosting in one bowl. Stir 4 drops red food color into frosting in second bowl. Stir 6 to 8 drops blue food color into frosting in third bowl. Stir 4 drops yellow and 2 drops red food color into frosting in fourth bowl.
  • 5
    Frost 6 cupcakes with each color of frosting. Poke 4 or 5 white baking chips, flat side up, into frosting on each cupcake to look like polka dots. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Have fun making other colors and flavours of cupcakes by using lemon, lime, strawberry, raspberry or watermelon gelatin.

Nutrition Information

230 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 37g Total Carbs, 29g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24 cupcakes
Calories
230
Total Fat
9g
Saturated Fat
3g
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
5mg
Sodium
190mg
8%
Total Carbs
37g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Sugars
29g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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