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strawberry-champagne-cupcakes

Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

Ingredients
2/3 cup Strawberries
3 Strawberries
3 cup Powdered sugar
1 tsp Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 box White cake mix
1/3 cup Butter
1 tbsp Champagne
1 1/3 cup Champagne or prosecco

FROSTING
3 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1–3 tbsp. Champagne

STRAWBERRY TOPPING
3–4 sliced strawberries
1 tsp. sugar

Directions
Preheat the oven based on cake mix box instructions and grease the bottom and sides of a cupcake tin, or fill each cup with cupcake liners.

Make the Cupcakes: Beat cake mix and Champagne until thoroughly combined (it will be bubbly). Fold in strawberries, then fill each cup of the muffin tin about two-thirds of the way full with cake mix. Bake according to the box instructions for cupcakes—typically 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes—or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs (no gooey batter). Set them aside to cool.

Make the Frosting: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter on low until combined. Gradually stir in vanilla extract and Champagne, starting with just 1 tablespoon and gradually adding more until the consistency is smooth and easy to spread. (If it gets too thin, add a spoonful of powdered sugar.) Frost each cupcake.

Make the Strawberry Topping: Slice strawberries and add sugar. Let them sit for 15 to 20 minutes to release juices, then top each cupcake with a slice.

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lemon-meringue-cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
1-1/3 cups water
1/3 cup canola oil
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 cup lemon creme pie filling

MERINGUE:
3 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil, eggs and lemon peel; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a very small tip. Fill with pie filling. Push the tip into the top of each cupcake to fill.

In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Pipe over tops of cupcakes.

Bake at 400° for 5-8 minutes or until meringue is golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.

Recipe found here: Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

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chocolate-cherry-cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
1-1/3 cups water
1/2 cup canola oil
3 eggs
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
Chocolate curls, optional

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.

Spoon batter by 1/4 cupfuls into paper-lined muffin cups. Place a rounded teaspoonful of pie filling in the center of each cupcake. Set remaining pie filling aside.

Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Frost cupcakes; top each with one cherry from pie filling. Refrigerate remaining pie filling for another use. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Yield: 2 dozen.

Recipe found here: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

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Special Mocha Cupcakes

Special Mocha Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold brewed coffee
1/2 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
3 teaspoons cider vinegar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

MOCHA FROSTING:
3 tablespoons milk chocolate chips
3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons brewed coffee
1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat sugar, coffee, oil, eggs, vinegar and vanilla until well blended. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into coffee mixture until blended.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool.

For frosting, in a microwave, melt chips and butter; stir until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar and enough coffee to achieve desired consistency. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Top with sprinkles; gently press down. Yield: 1 dozen.

Recipe found here: Special Mocha Cupcakes

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Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes

Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 package butter recipe golden cake mix (regular size)
4 teaspoons root beer concentrate, divided
1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
Vanilla ice cream

Directions
Prepare and bake cupcakes according to package directions, adding 2 teaspoons root beer concentrate when mixing batter. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

In a small bowl, mix whipped topping and remaining root beer concentrate until blended; spread over cupcakes. Serve with ice cream. Yield: 24 servings.

Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with McCormick root beer concentrate.

Recipe found here: Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes

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Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 package white cake mix (regular size)
1-1/4 cups water
1/4 cup canola oil
3 egg whites
1 cup Oreo cookie crumbs
1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
Additional Oreo cookie crumbs

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and egg whites; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Gently fold in cookie crumbs. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.

Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes; sprinkle with additional cookie crumbs. Yield: 2 dozen.

Recipe found here: Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

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Cannoli Cupcakes

Cannoli Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 package white cake mix (regular size)
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
White chocolate curls

Directions
Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions. Fill paper-lined jumbo muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake according to package directions for 24-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

In a small bowl, beat 1/2 cup cream until stiff peaks form; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, confectioners’ sugar, Mascarpone cheese and extract until smooth. Fold in pistachios and the whipped cream.

Cut the top off each cupcake. Spread or pipe cupcakes with cheese mixture; replace tops. In a small saucepan, melt white baking chocolate with remaining cream over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature. Spoon over cupcakes; sprinkle with chocolate curls. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 cupcakes.

Recipe found here: Cannoli Cupcakes

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