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Raising money for your school never tasted so good!
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Christina Holmes
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Cupcake Cups
Kids can take their goodies to go with this cleverly packaged dessert.
makes 12 cupcakes

For the Cupcakes:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1∕ 8 tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg white
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk

For the Frosting:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 to 8 Tbsp whole milk
  • Assorted gel food coloring (optional)
  • Sprinkles, for decorating (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and coat a 12-cup muffn pan generously with cooking spray. Whisk four, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fuffy. Add egg, egg white, and vanilla, and beat to combine. Beat in half the four mixture, then beat in the milk. Beat in the remaining four mixture until just combined.
  3. Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting: Beat butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Add vanilla and beat until combined. Add confectioners’ sugar and 6 Tbsp milk, and beat on low speed until combined. Increase speed and beat until light and fuffy. If the frosting seems dry, gradually add the remaining milk until you’ve reached a smooth, spreadable consistency. Color the frosting with gel food coloring as desired.
  5. Cut each cupcake in half, separating the bottom half from the cap. Drop the bottoms into clear plastic cups. Using a pastry bag or a plastic bag with a corner cut off, pipe a thin layer of frosting over the bottoms of the cupcakes; top with sprinkles if you like. Set the cupcake caps on top and pipe with more frosting. Decorate with more sprinkles. Tape a plastic spoon to the side of the cup for easy, and neater, on-the-go eating. (The other moms will thank you!)

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