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 TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 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
- 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 Facts1 cupcake (calculated without toppings): 174 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Out-Of-The-World Cupcakes in Your Family Premiere 2003