Thursday, March 28, 2013

Recipe Corner: Easy Spring Cupcakes

I was honored to recently work on a baking project with Pillsbury and when it came time for springtime activities, I looked to them for inspiration in creating some easy and fun treats. I used their yellow cake mix as the base for spring green cupcakes and my annual task of making green frosting was made so much easier by Pillsbury's pre-colored green frosting. I added some favorite Easter candies on top and served up these fun cupcakes to family and friends.

"Easy Spring Cupcakes"
* makes 24 cupcakes or 12 large cupcakes

1 box Pillsbury classic yellow cake mix
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup oil
3 drops green food coloring
1 can Pillsbury "Funfetti" green frosting
1 package candy Easter eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, prepare cake mix according to package directions. If not using the Pillsbury mix, make sure to pay attention to preparation directions for the cake mix you are using. When batter is mixed, add 3 drops of green food coloring. Mix until well-blended. Pour batter evenly into 2  12-cup baking pans OR 1 large 12-cup baking pan. Bake 18-21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle of cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool on heat-safe surface before frosting. Stir frosting well in can before frosting cupcakes with Funfetti frosting. Top with several candy Easter eggs. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This post was in no way sponsored by Pillsbury. I was not financially compensated by Pillsbury for this blog post. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.

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