June 29, 2016
Besides, isn’t it a little awkward to eat a full sized cupcake with grace?
These little white cupcakes were made with a Betty Crocker cake mix. Milk was substituted for the water in the recipe. You can change the liquid in packaged cake mixes to change the flavor or make them a little richer and more like homemade.
Using this white cake mix, it made sixty-six mini cupcakes. I used the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe. There was just a little leftover and plenty for frosting all of the cupcakes.
The little white cupcakes were taken to a pool party. Even though they were made in no time and were so quick, they ended up being such a hit! There were no leftovers.
These little mini Cherry Coke Cupcakes were inspired by a post on Pinterest. Sophia came over and we made these together.
We had a Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Super Moist Cake Mix and used it. 1 cup of Cherry Coke and 1/3 cup of Maraschino Cherry Juice was substituted for the water. Using the amount of oil and 3 eggs as indicated on the box, we added them and followed the directions for mixing.
The recipe on the CincyShopper.com site calls for plain Coke, but Sophia and I thought, “Why not use Cherry Coke?” So, we did.
That recipe also calls for adding a Maraschino cherry to the middle of the batter in each muffin cup before baking. Since these were minis, we did not do that.
In comparison to the white cake mix making sixty-six, this cake mix made eighty-four mini cupcakes! Did the addition of the Coke make the difference? They were light and tasty.
We used the same Vanilla Cream Butter Frosting that was used for the white cupcakes. We substituted 1 tablespoon of Maraschino cherry liquid for one of the tablespoons of cream.
I confess. Not thinking about it, I used generic butter for the frosting and halfway through, I realized it. Land O’ Lakes butter is what I always use for frosting. Not all generic butter is the same. I needed to add an extra cup of powdered sugar to achieve the right consistency. That won’t happen again! Learned my lesson.
We also added red food coloring and Lorann Oils’ Cherry Flavoring, which is used for candy making and baking. These are three to four times more potent than regular extracts. We wanted a more noticeable cherry flavor. (We are an Amazon affiliate and will receive a small percentage of any sale at no cost to you if you purchase from this link. Thanks for supporting this website!)
We ended up using six drops of the cherry flavoring. Sophia was more than willing to taste after each addition! She said it was perfect with six drops. Then, the frosting was piped on the cupcakes.
We didn’t want the cherries on top to bleed into the frosting, so, they were first set on paper towels to drain and then blotted lightly with the paper towels. Each cupcake was then topped with a cherry. They really did look so pretty!
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