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Fruit-Filled Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 package strawberry cake mix (regular size)
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
2 large eggs
1/3 cup strawberry preserves
1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting, divided
Red food coloring, optional
Red nonpareils and pink jimmies, optional

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

Place 27 paper or foil liners in heart-shaped or standard muffin tins. (If using standard tins, tuck a 1/2-in. foil ball or marble between the liner and cup to form a heart shape.) Fill cups half full with batter. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each; fill with 1/2 teaspoon preserves. Top with remaining batter.

Bake at 350° for 22-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

If desired, place a third of the frosting in a small bowl; tint pink with red food coloring. Frost cupcakes with white frosting; if desired, pipe edges with pink frosting. Decorate with nonpareils and jimmies if desired. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Recipe found here: Fruit-Filled Cupcakes

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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

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

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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