Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Yum! Pink Cupcakes

Hi Cupcake!

So, I got my latest Romantic Home Magazine and it had the cutest recipe for 
Enchanted Rose Cupcakes
I just had to try them. 
Here is my effort. I added my edits in purple parenthesis.
I hope you find it helpful.

1 box French vanilla cake mix, such as Duncan Hines
1 package (3.4 oz) French vanilla instant 
pudding and pie filling, dry such as Jell-o
1 cup Water
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 batch buttercream frosting (pale pink)

*Preheat the oven to 350F.
Line the cupcake trays with paper liners and set aside.

*In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, pudding mix, water, oil and eggs
on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, or until all the ingredients are incorporated.

*Using a cookie scoop (for mini cupcakes) (or an ice cream scoop for reg. cupcakes) 
place one small scoop of cake batter into each paper liner, filling about 3/4 full, dividing
evenly between the cupcake trays to create a perfectly even batch of cupcakes.

*Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

*Let cool in the trays for 5 minutes.  Then take the cupcakes out of the trays and
allow them to cool completely before decorating.

*Meanwhile, make the butter cream frosting. (the recipe in the magazine is a very basic butter cream and confectioner sugar recipe) Add pink food coloring until it reaches the
desired shade.
 (I added 3 drops of red and thought the color was to pink. Add one drop at a time
so that you don't ruin the color) 

*Prepare the pastry bag using a Wilton 1M tip and fill. 
(I don't have a pastry bag nor a tip, so I frosted them the old school way)

*Starting from the center of the cupcake top begin to squeeze the decorating bag, using consistent pressure, and in a clockwise motion, swirl around to create a rose. 

Here is my review... 
I took them to work and they were gone by 10:00am!! 
Perfect with coffee, these little cakes are moist with out being heavy. 
They were actually better the second day. 

I'll be joining Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday


acorn hollow said...

yummm how wonderful and if you had some pansies they would look so cute on them. I will have to keep this recipe to try for our next girls gathering.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I think my stupid low carb diet just flew out the window, Liz!

Just yummilicious!

Tante Mali said...

Oh Liz, I missed them! They look fantastic! Thank you for sharing - I'll try it soon.
Have a wonderful time

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

How gorgeous and so beautifully presented.


Lisa said...

Absolutely nothing better than a pink cupcake.;)

Stephanie said...

Yum, yum, yum! And I was sold on the cupcakes the second I read their name :)

Have a beautiful day, Liz! Hugs

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love recipes like this where you dump all kinds of box stuff together. These sound fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Those are precious!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh boy Liz, I can go for one of those right now. They look so yummy. No diets when cupcakes are around. I am trying this for sure. Thanks for sharing.


Decor To Adore said...

Oh I love a good cupcake recipe. I wonder how a bit of rose water added would taste to make it really rosy? :)

Debbie Kay said...

Ohhhh Liz, those look beautiful. I cant wait to try them.



Art @ Home said...

Wow, Liz! The icing looks perfect. I love anything pink!

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