Rich buttermilk and vanilla bean cake in purple, yellow and green make these Mardi Gras cupcakes topped with Reese’s mini cupcakes the perfect party treat! In February 2012, AFN Bavaria here in Germany is hosted me for a 2 hour segment to talk cupcakes and baking! And, well… since it’s Mardi Gras season, I thought it’d be a perfect reason to bring the DJ’s some party cupcakes!
Because I needed to color the batter, I needed a basic white cake batter to start with. So, I whipped up a simple vanilla buttermilk cupcake. But… you know me, nothing I do is ever basic. These cupcakes have my favorite Madagascar vanilla beans, buttermilk and some added sour cream for flavor. There is nothing basic about the flavor of these bad boys! I topped the cupcakes with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting then embellished them with Mardi Gras colored sprinkles and mini cupcakes made with Reese’s peanut butter cups. This is a simple, fun way to dress up your cupcakes for a party!
You don’t just have to make these cupcakes for Mardi Gras either… they could be made in green and red for Christmas. They could be made in pink and white for Valentine’s Day or even Green for St. Patrick’s day. The possibilities are quiet endless! So, if you’re looking for a fun, simple, yet delicious cupcake to serve at your Mardi Gras party… make these Mardi Gras Cupcakes!
They’ll be sure to impress your party guests!