Monday, March 4, 2013

Easter Peeps Cupcakes

Even though it feels as if Christmas and Valentine's Day just ended, before we know it St. Paddy's day and Easter will be here! So today, I'm sharing these cupcakes I made for Easter. My hubby is obsessed with peeps, and so is my grandpa, despite the fact he shouldn't have them. These were super simple and cute for a last minute Easter dessert. I used this homemade cake mix recipe and this cream cheese frosting recipe.

One batch of vanilla dry cake mix (you can use store bought cake mix or icing and follow the instructions on box or make your own and follow these directions)
For cupcake mix:
3/4 cup water
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup softened butter
3 eggs

For icing and decorating:
12 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cups butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cup confectioner's sugar
peeps marshmallow candy chicks or bunnies

1. In a large mixing bowl, take your dry cake mix and add in 3/4 cup water, 2 tsp vanilla, 1/2 cup softened butter, and 3 eggs.

2. Combine well and bake on 350 degrees until toothpick comes out clean (about 12-15 mins).

3. Now for the frosting, start by beating the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla together. Add the sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy.

4. Frost cupcakes with large dollops of icing and smooth out the top. Then roll the edges in sprinkles, leaving the smooth top sprinkle free. Stick a peep of your choosing on the flat top.

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