It was hard to choose which cupcake recipe to make this time from my new cupcake cookbook. They all look so scrumptious. I finally decided on these little cuties!
The cake mix isn't scratch in these and actually in the book this recipe calls for packaged frosting as well. I wanted to make my frosting from scratch so I used a recipe in the back of the cookbook for the cream cheese frosting.
For the cupcakes you will need:
- 1 package of white cake mix
- 3 egg whites
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 1/4 cups strawberry soda
Fill muffin cup 2/3 full.
Bake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting you will need:
- 1 8oz package of cream cheese softened
- 1 tablespoon of milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 drops of red food coloring
(Feel free to giggle over my frosting. I haven't quite gotten the hang of my new frosting kit yet.)
You can leave these plain and simple or...
You can top 'em off with a slice of fresh strawberry!
Because the frosting is made from real cream cheese, you will want to place these in the refrigerator.
These are so light and moist and the frosting is outstanding!!
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