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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

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Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of desserts and giveaways.

You’re going to love what we have in store for you.

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There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year’s event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you.

With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Scroll down to the bottom to take a look!

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For me, summer isn’t complete without ice cream.  Lots and lots of ice cream!  However, since I’m kinda obsessed with cupcakes I figured why not combine the two and make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes!

I’ve had a cupcake cone baking rack sitting in my closet for a couple years now and just never got around to using it.

#SummerDessertWeek was the perfect reason to combine my love ice cream and cupcakes and use the rack!

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My Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are super simple to make because I combine store ready and homemade.

To me, just because I use a box mix doesn’t make my dessert any less amazing or homemade!  I just think of it as a time and sanity saving measure!

The sponsored products from our #SummerDessertWeek that  I used in my Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are:

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At first, my kids didn’t think these were actually make of cake and frosting, they thought they were real ice cream cones!

It wasn’t until I turned the cones sideways and showed them they didn’t fall apart that they believed me!

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So, if you’re wanting a fun dessert this summer for your kids, make my super cute, super delicious Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes!

Photos by: Frenchly Photography

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

  • 1 box funfetti cake mix + ingredients to make it listed on on the box
  • 24 ice cream cones

Buttercream

  • cupcake cone baking rack
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1lb powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • gel food coloring in pink, teal, and purple
  • Sweet Treats sprinkles
  • Wilton 1M piping tip & disposable piping bags

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven then make the cake batter according to directions on the box.
  2. Place the cupcake cone baking rack on a baking sheet and insert the cones. Fill each cone half way with batter. Bake according to cupcake instructions on the box.
  3. Once out of the oven, cool completely before frosting.
  4. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream the butter until smooth.
  5. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract plus 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Beat until smooth making sure to scrape the bowl.
  6. Add enough of the remaining heavy cream until you reach your desired consistency of buttercream.
  7. Separate buttercream into 4 bowls. Using the gel coloring, color 3 of the bowls leaving 1 white.
  8. Fill the piping bag with frosting fitted with a 1M piping tip. For a swirl color, add two colors to the bag.
  9. Pipe swirls of frosting on top of each cupcake cone.
  10. Decorate with Sweet Treats sprinkles!
  11. Enjoy!

 

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Ice Cream Recipes:

No Churn Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from Big Bear’s Wife

No Churn Cherry Crisp Ice Cream from Miss in the Kitchen

No-Churn Peanut Butter Lovers Ice Cream from Home Sweet Homestead

No Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream from Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Grilled Pineapple Ring Rum Sundae from Daily Dish Recipes

Creamy No Churn Peach Ice Cream from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us

Pies of Summer:

Lattice Topped Blueberry Peach Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Coconut Key Lime Pie from The Domestic Kitchen

Berry Cherry Pie from A Blender Mom

Sweet Summertime Cakes:

Cherry Almond Cake from Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine

Homemade Angel Food Cake with Sugared Berries from Me and My Pink Mixer

Cherry Vanilla Poke Cake from The Bitter Side of Sweet

Gooey Nutella Microwave Mug Cake from For the Love of Food

No Bake Treats:

Blueberry Coconut Gelato Pie from The Whimsy One

Blueberry Parfait from Bowl Me Over

Baked Desserts:

Churro Bites with Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce from Love Bakes Good Cakes

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes from The JavaCupcake Blog

Blueberry Limencello Cobbler from Sweet ReciPeas

Blueberry Biscuits from Fake Ginger

Blueberry Crumb Bars from Southern Plate

Cherry Struesel Muffins from My Baking Heart

Rustic Cherry Galette from Jen Around the World

Roasted Cherry Meringue Fool from Cooking In Stilettos

Cherry Rosemary Cobbler from The Spiffy Cookie

Cherry Almond Cobbler from Southern From Scratch

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine!

We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam’s Extract, Land O’Lakes and General Mills Cereal!

These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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Bunny Cupcakes

Being a busy Mom coming up with cute, delicious desserts for Easter can sometimes be a daunting task.  These semi-homemade Bunny Cupcakes are not only adorable, but they are sure to make everyone jump for joy on Easter!

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I have realized that sometimes, it’s okay if everything I bake isn’t 100% homemade.  It doesn’t make me less of a baker, less of a mother and it surely doesn’t mean what I bake isn’t going to taste delicious! So for Easter this year, I decided to focus on making my cupcakes super cute by turning them into bunnies!

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Here are a few of the things you’ll need for these cupcakes.  You don’t have to use exactly these items or these brands… just use what you have access to at the stores near you!

You’ll need:

  • Cake mix & all the ingredients to make the cake
  • Marshmallows
  • Black sugar pearls, spring colored jimmies, and pink sugar crystals
  • Small pink jelly beans
  • Sweets & Treats Boutique pink dot Bake Bright cupcake liners
  • Scissors
  • Frosting (not pictured)

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After the cupcakes are baked and before you begin frosting the cupcakes, you’ll need to prepare the marshmallow ears for the bunnies.

  1. Hold the marshmallow by the flat edges.
  2. Using clean scissors, cut across the marshmallow from one corner to the opposite corner.
  3. Press the exposed side of the marshmallow into a bowl of pink sugar crystals.
  4. Set the two halves aside in pairs so they can be easily placed onto the cupcakes later.

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Putting together the Bunny Cupcakes is super simple! Pipe a dollop of frosting to the top of each cupcake, use the tweezers to place each black sugar pearl eye and press in a pink jelly bean for a nose! Easy peasy!

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You don’t have to do accent cupcakes, but I couldn’t resist buying these spring colored jimmies at the store when I saw them.   I only did 4 of the cupcakes covered in these jimmies, but it really adds a fun pop of color to the cupcakes!

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I have been obsessively buying cake stands since moving back to the USA.   Home Goods, Michaels and Target have both had some inexpensive and super cute stands that I had to have!  The pastel colors coordinate perfectly with the Bunny Cupcakes.

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A bouquet of fresh cut daffodils, a few porcelain bunnies, and a few decorative eggs from Germany completely the display.  The best part about putting together a display like this is that you don’t have to do it exactly like mine. Use what you have in your home, put out the decorations you love and make it beautiful!  No need to go out and buy anything new!

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I shared these cupcakes with my new neighbors.  They have 3 girls and she reported back to me that they were a huge hit! That’s always the best feeling when you make something and your friends and family get true joy from them!

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I really hope you give these a try for your family!  They’re perfect for Easter, Spring or the bunny lover in your life!

Happy Baking!

Bunny Cupcakes

Bunny Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 18 minutes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • Sweets & Treats Boutique Pink Dot Bake Bright Liners
  • 1 box of Pillsbury Spring Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water

Frosting

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2lb powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt

Decorations

  • 24 large marshmallows
  • pink sugar crystals
  • black sugar pearls
  • small pink jelly beans
  • Spring colors jimmies

Other Supplies

  • large round piping tip
  • large piping bag
  • scissors
  • tweezers

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. Prepare the cupcake batter according to the directions on the box.
  2. Line cupcake pan with Sweets & Treats Boutique Bake Bright liners.
  3. Fill the liners 1/2 full and bake according to box directions.
  4. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.

Frosting

  1. Beat together the butter and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until smooth.
  2. Add the vanilla, salt and half the cream and mix until combined.
  3. Pour the remaining cream in and beat on high for 4 minutes.

Decorations

  1. Pour the sugar crystals into a bowl.
  2. Cut each marshmallow in half from corner to corner. Press the exposed area into the sugar crystals. These marshmallows will be the bunny ears. Set the ears aside in pairs so when you put them on the cupcakes, the ears match.

Assembly

  1. Fill the piping bag fitted with the large round tip with frosting.
  2. Squeeze a dollop of frosting multiReplace" id="1133" data-gr-id="1133">onto the top of each cupcake.
  3. Press a pair of ears onto the frosting.
  4. Using the tweezers, place two black sugar pearls on the "face" for eyes. Press a pink jelly bean almost all the way in under the eyes for a nose.
  5. For accent cupcakes, squeeze a dollop of frosting onto the top of a cupcake. Completely cover the top of each cupcake with Spring colors jimmies.

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Bake Bright Grease Proof Liners – See the Difference!

Why settle for cupcake liners that allow the oil and grease of your cupcakes to soak through?  Why settle for a beautiful cupcake liner that you can’t enjoy after you bake in it because the design has disappeared?  You don’t have to settle any more!

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I have tested hundreds of liners over the last 6 years of baking cupcakes and I have come to several conclusions.  Not all cupcake liners are made the same!  The past weekend I made my rich dark chocolate cake in Wilton cupcake liners and in Sweets & Treats Boutique liners.  I wanted to see the difference side by side and really compare the pros and cons of the two liners.

Wilton Cupcake Liners:

PRO:

  • The Wilton cupcake liners come in hundreds of colors and patterns for all holidays and occasions.
  • They are sold in almost every grocery store, craft store and baking supply store.

CON:

  • The Wilton cupcake liners are NOT grease-proof.
  • The grease/oils from the cake seep through the paper making the outside greasy and messy.
  • The color and design of the liners do not stay bright and/or visible when baking a dark color cake batter because of the oils that have seeped through the paper.Wilton Liners vs Sweets & Treats Boutique Liners - Whose are the best? Find out on JavaCupcake.com

Sweets & Treats Boutique Cupcake Liners:

PRO:

  • The Sweets & Treats Boutique cupcake liners ARE grease-proof.
  • When baking dark colored cake, these liners keep their color and pattern with little to no oil soaking through the paper.
  • The STB liners come in a large variety of trendy patterns and colors.
  • These liners are priced reasonably for the amazing value of the product.

CON:

  • The STB liners do not come in many floral or holiday patterns.  (This is just my personal preference – although it doesn’t take away from the awesomeness of the product.  I’d just like to see some cute snowflakes at winter or eggs at Easter, etc).

THE VERDICT:

Personally,  when I purchase cupcake liners that have colors or patterns on them it’s for a reason – to coordinate with the theme of the cupcake and/or party they are for.  I hate spending money on a product that is useless.  And that’s how I feel the Wilton liners are… useless.  You can see the difference in the photo above.

The Wilton liner on the left is wet from grease and has not maintained it’s color or pattern.  However, the Sweets & Treats Boutique liner is almost completely dry and it’s color is bright!  Why would you ever want to bake your cupcake in anything other than STB after seeing this?

FULL DISCLOSURE:

I met the owner of Sweets & Treats Boutique, Shannon, online a few years ago through a fellow baking blogger and we instantly became friends.  Shannon has sent me so many of her liners over the years to try that I’m pretty much stocked for life, but let me reassure you that our friendship does not change the fact that I think her liners are better than any other on the market.

Shannon has a passion for her business and she works every day to make it better.  Shannon saw how dark my chocolate cake baked in her liners and she was determined to come up with a product even better than what she already had.  A cupcake liner that could stand up to even my chocolate cupcake recipe.  And guess what… Shannon did it.

MEET THE NEW STB LINER:

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The cupcake on the left is baked in a mini Wilton cupcake liner and on the right is the new and improved grease proof bake bright liner from Sweets & Treats Boutique.  ZERO grease comes through this paper leaving 100% of the color and design visible.  How amazing is that?

Don’t worry… the cupcake liners will be folded and formed when they’re ready to be sold to the public… I tested the paper out for Shannon with my chocolate cake recipe and giving her feedback on the results.  But seriously though, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…

Sweets  & Treats Boutique Bake Bright Grease Proof Liners time and time again prove to be the best in the industry at keeping their shape and color, even with the toughest of batters like my chocolate cake!

And one more awesome thing… all the new liners in the new #BakeBright Grease Proof liners will be made 100% in the USA! How amazing is that!?

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Sweets & Treats Boutique provided me with the mini cupcake liners to test but all the opinions are my own.

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Easy Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

Need a quick cupcake that is not only delicious, but will impress? Try these Easy Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes made with box cake mix, strawberry jam and a simple frosting recipe! Perfect for Spring!

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Tonight is my first Troop FRG Meeting as the FRG Leader.  Though out the deployment we had Squadron meetings which I was just an attendee… not running.  So it’s a big night for me!  If you’re not farmiliar with the FRG, it stands for Family Readiness Group.  Basically, the FRG supports the families of the soldiers in the unit.  We provide support in many ways from providing community information and unit information to hosting social events and fundraisers.  We also provide resources for spouses, children and parents of our soldiers.

The picture below was taken earlier this week at the 2/2 CR Volunteer Recognition Reception where all of the lovely ladies here (including me!) were recognized for their service to the unit during our recent deployment. A fabulous group of women doing all kinds of amazing things for the soldiers and their families.  A true honor to be able to know & serve with them.

Fox Troop, 2/2 CR FRG Volunteers 2013-2014

I’ve been the FRG Leader in every unit that Dave has been in since we’ve been married and the first meeting is always a big deal for me.  It’s my introduction to the soldiers and their families and I always like to make a great impression with them! What better way to make a good impress than with cupcakes?

I didn’t want to spend hours on a difficult recipe, so I used a box cake mix for the cupcakes (can’t get much easier than that!), a jar of my favorite strawberry jam for the filling and whipped up a lemon frosting that required little work to make!

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What makes a simple-to-bake cupcake impressive?  Presentation! To make these Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes special, I used yellow quarterfoil grease-proof liners from Sweets & Treats Boutiqe to bake the cupcakes in.  This created a super cute base for the cupcakes, plus it set the color theme for the cupcakes!

Next, I used a Wilton 1M piping tip to pipe the frosting onto the cupcake.  This is my favorite way to decorate the cupcakes with little work but great impact!  Perfect swirls every time with this piping tip. Finally, I sprinkled the top of the cupcakes with sugar balls in yellow.

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A little bit of work creates a super delicious cupcake!  I’m sure everyone at the meeting will enjoy these tonight!

Happy Baking!

Easy Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

Easy Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

Yield: 2 dozen cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 box Vanilla/White Cake Mix + ingredients on box

Filling

  • 1 jar of your favorite strawberry jam

Lemon Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, soft
  • 2lbs powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (plus up to 1/4 cup more)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2-3 drops Wilton yellow food gel coloring
  • yellow sugar candies, for garnish

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. Prepare the cake batter as instructed on the box. Bake as cupcakes according to the box directions.
  2. Cool completely before filling & frosting.

Filling

  1. Core cooled cupcakes & fill with your favorite strawberry jam.

Lemon Frosting

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream the butter until smooth.
  2. Add half the powdered sugar and mix until incorporated.
  3. Mix in the lemon extract and half the heavy cream and beat until smooth.
  4. Add the remaining powdered sugar and salt and mix until incorporated.
  5. Beat on high for 30 seconds.
  6. Add the rest of the heavy cream, food gel coloring and beat for 2-3 minutes or until the frosting is light and fluffy. Add more heavy cream if you want a thinner, softer frosting.
  7. Using a Wilton 1M tip attached to a piping bag, fill the bag with frosting then pipe swirls of frosting onto each filled cupcake. Top with yellow sugar candies for garnish.

 

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Raspberry Mojito Cupcakes

Tart lime caked filled with rum infused raspberry filling topped with fresh mint buttercream make these Raspberry Mojito Cupcakes the perfect treat! Raspberry Mojito Cupcakes | JavaCupcake.com My neighbors are getting ready to move back to the USA are downsizing a lot of their stuff before they leave… including their alcohol supply.  SCORE for us! They gave us a giant bottle of Bacardi rum and over the weekend, my husband made his favorite drink with the rum… Mojitos! Raspberry Mojitos - Fresh lime, mint, raspberry and rum! | JavaCupcake.comI’m not sure how he came across the recipe for raspberry mojitos, but while we were cooking dinner last night, Dave hands me one (get the recipe here!).  Oh. Em. Gee it was delicious! And it got me to thinking!  I bet I could transform these flavors into a cupcake! Lime, raspberry, mint and rum.  That’s too easy!  Plus, I have’t been posting too many cupcakes on my blog and I was about due for a new recipe. Raspberry Mojito Cupcakes | JavaCupcake.comSo… the idea for a these Raspberry Mojito Cupcakes was born! The cake is packed full of lime flavor including sugar that was infused with oils of lime zest and freshly squeezed lime juice.  The raspberry filling was made with rum and reduced over heat to cook off all the alcohol. Topping the cupcake is a mint buttercream which is whipped to airy perfection.  The entire cupcake is topped with a fresh mint sprig and a whole raspberry. Raspberry Mojito Cupcakes | JavaCupcake.comCupcake Awesomeness! If you’re worried about the alcohol content in these cupcakes, don’t be.  There is a very small amount of rum in the raspberry filling and it should all cook off when you make it.  So if you wanted to make these cupcakes for a family friendly party… no worries!  The flavor of rum is subtle by design! Raspberry Mojito Cupcakes | JavaCupcake.com Before I even had a chance to take pictures of these cupcakes, my husband was scheming to get his hands on them!  They’re pretty darn delicious. Seriously delicious.  Like, I couldn’t just eat one, delicious.  Like, I’d probably eat a dozen of them myself if I didn’t need to fit into a ball gown this weekend! hehe Raspberry Mojito Cupcakes | JavaCupcake.com

Happy Baking!

Love the liners on my cupcakes?  They’re grease-proof liners from Sweets & Treats Boutique.  These are my new favorite pattern, quarterfoil! Make sure to stop by Sweets & Treats Boutique and pick up a pack for yourself!

Raspberry Mojito Cupcakes

Raspberry Mojito Cupcakes

Yield: 16-18 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Lime Cupcakes

  • 1 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Wilton Leaf Green Gel Food Coloring

Rum Raspberry Filling

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 3 Tbsp white rum (I used Bacardi)
  • 1 Tbsp Chambord raspberry liquor (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt

Whipped Mint Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup shortening (I used Crisco)
  • 1lb powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • pinch of salt
  • mint sprigs (enough to top each cupcake)
  • fresh raspberries (enough to top each cupcake)

Instructions

Lime Cupcakes

  1. Get out your eggs and buttermilk to bring to room temperature 30 minutes before you begin.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350F degrees and line your cupcake pan with liners.
  3. Zest the 2 limes into a small prep bowl and pour the sugar over it. Using the back of a rubber spatula, press the sugar into the lime zest until the sugar has become fluffy and fragrant. This process should take 2-3 minutes.
  4. In a medium prep bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cold, cubed butter on high until smooth.
  6. Add the lime sugar and beat until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. NOTE: The butter and sugar will not become light and fluffy because of the oils in the lime.
  7. One at a time, add the eggs and mix on medium-high for 30 seconds after each addition making sure to scrape the sides and the bottom of the bowl to ensure everything is incorporated.
  8. Add the lime juice and mix in. NOTE: The mixture will look curdled, but don't worry... this is normal.
  9. Using a toothpick, add a small dollop of the gel coloring and mix until the color is uniform. Scape the bowl down to make sure all the batter has been dyed.
  10. In three parts, add the flour with the mixer on low speed. Between each addition of flour, add half the buttermilk. After the last amount of flour has been added, turn the mixer off and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and fold in the remaining flour. Turn the mixer back on to medium-high speed for 10 seconds. DO NOT OVERMIX!
  11. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full with batter.
  12. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  13. Cool cupcakes in pan for at least 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Rum Raspberry Filling

  1. While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the raspberry rum filling.
  2. In a medium frying pan, stir together the raspberries, sugar, rum, Chambord (optional) and salt over medium high heat.
  3. Cook until the berries break down completely and the mixture begins to bubble, stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook until the mixture has reduced by about 1/3-1/2 and has become thicker. Stir constantly during this process.
  5. Pour mixture into a glass bowl and set aside to cool. To speed up the cooling process, place the bowl in the refrigerator.

Whipped Mint Buttercream

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and shortening.
  2. Add the powdered sugar mix on medium for about 30 seconds. Add half the heavy cream and beat on medium high until smooth.
  3. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and then mix in the mint extract and salt.
  4. Add the remaining heavy cream and beat on high for 3-4 minutes until smooth and fluffy.

Assembly

  1. Core the center of each cupcake using and apple corer.
  2. Fill the hole with raspberry filling, pressing the filling down to the bottom of the cupcake. Fill the hole with enough filling so that it is flush with the top of the cupcake.
  3. Fill a piping bag fitted with a round piping tip with the buttercream.
  4. Pipe a swirl of buttercream onto each cupcake.
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig and fresh raspberry.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Chocolate Funfetti Cupcakes

Celebrate your next birthday with these delicious, colorful Chocolate Funfetti Cupcakes!  Full of rainbow jimmies and topped with whipped chocolate frosting and rainbow sprinkles, these fun treats are sure to make any birthday great!

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Since I already made Matty an awesome Toy Story themed checkerborad birthday cake and Alien cupcakes, I wanted to make something a little simpler for his actual birthday.   Last year, I made stacked, funetti cookies filled with buttercream for his actually birthday… so this year I decided to go on the same theme and make funfetti cupcakes!

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These little cups of cake are filled with rainbow jimmies, topped with a simply delicious whipped chocolate buttercream and decorated with rainbow sprinkles! I thought originally about making a vanilla buttercream to top the funfetti cupcakes, but I decided I wanted to add a little more flavor to the mix and knew that the chocolate would be perfect! I could still dress up the frosting with lots of fun rainbow sprinkles!

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The batter was so super easy to make.  The recipe for the cake comes from one of my favorite baking blogs, Sally’s Baking Addiction.   What drew me to this recipe was the fact that there was no need for a stand mixer to make the batter.  I’m all about homemade that doesn’t require creaming the butter and sugar and getting my stand mixer all messy!  (Although, I’m still going to have to use it for the frosting!) Sally’s recipe is simple and so easy to put together… and the batter, I could eat it by the spoonful!

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I think this recipe may actually turn out to be my “go-to” vanilla recipe.  It’s so simple and so good!  Next time I might even add a little vanilla bean to the batter punch up the vanilla flavor.  Or maybe even use almond flavoring for something different.   This recipe would even be great with fresh fruit in the batter or added to the middle of the cupcakes after baking.  The possibles are endless with this recipe! Thanks, Sally, for another great recipe!

So, if you’re in need of an easy, super delicious and really fun cupcake… these Chocolate Funfetti Cupcakes are for you!

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Interested in these awesome liners?  They’re from my favorite party supply shop, Sweets & Treats Boutique! They are grease-proof which means the color will stay bright, bold and beautiful after baking!  Don’t these look wonderful?

Happy Baking!

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Chocolate Funfetti Cupcakes

Yield: 3+ dozen cupcakes

Ingredients

Funfetti Cupcakes

  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup rainbow jimmies

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2lbs powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 3/4-1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

Funfetti Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. In a large, glass bowl, melt the butter in your microwave.
  3. While it's melting, in another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Once the butter has melted, add the sugar and whisk until combined. Set aside for 2-3 minutes or until slightly cooled.
  5. Add the sour cream and whisk together until smooth.
  6. Pour in the milk and vanilla and whisk until combined and smooth.
  7. Add the eggs and whisk until completely incorporated.
  8. Add the flour and fold with a spatula until just combined. Switch to a whisk and stir quickly 7-8 times to break up most of the clumps. There will still be clumps in the batter, but do not over mix.
  9. Pour in the rainbow jimmies and GENTLY fold 4-5 times until combined. You don't want to overwork the batter with the jimmies... the color will run off the jimmies into the batter if you do.
  10. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool completely before frosting.

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream the butter until smooth.
  2. Add half the sugar and mix on high until combined.
  3. Mix in 1/4 cup heavy cream, salt and vanilla.
  4. Add remaining sugar and beat until incorporated.
  5. Add up to 3/4 cup more heavy cream until you reach your desired consistency. I like a light, smooth, airy buttercream, so I added all the whipping cream.
  6. Beat on high for 2 minutes until light and fluffy and the color has lightened.

Assembly

  1. Using a Wilton 1M piping tip, pipe swirls of frosting onto each cooled cupcake.
  2. Garnish the frosting generously with rainbow sprinkles on all sides.

Notes

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