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Out-Of-This-World Cupcakes

These are a cinch to bake—and even more fun to decorate! Save the decorating fun for a party activity, and let the kids top their cakes any way they want. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Paste food coloring of your choice, optional
  • Decorating gel
  • Assorted toppings: sprinkles, sour straws and licorice

Directions

  • Prepare cake batter according to package directions for cupcakes.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Tint frosting with food coloring of choice. Frost cupcakes and decorate as desired with decorating gel and assorted toppings.
Nutrition Facts
1 cupcake (calculated without toppings): 174 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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