Daily Archives: March 14, 2010
Easy, delightful and very tasty, these cupcakes are perfect for a quick holiday treat.
You need one box of white or yellow cake mix.? I used Duncan Hines Original Recipe Yellow Cake Mix.
You need green food coloring-Wilton gel coloring, McCormick liquid, or whatever green food coloring you would normally use.? I used McCormick’s liquid Pine Green, from the Autumn Food Color and Egg Dye Collection.
You’ll need shamrock or St. Patrick’s Day cupcake wrappers and shamrock or St. Patrick’s Day Sprinkles.? Wilton always has a nice selection of all of these.
I also bought some cute St. Patrick’s Day plates from Walmart for $2.? Just darling!
Prepare cake mix according to package directions, adding green food coloring until you like the shade you have.? Bake according to package directions.? Cool completely.
You can use canned frosting if you like for these, but I used the recipe below.? It’s easy and delicious.? I always flavor it with vanilla? and Creme Bouquet, but you can use whatever flavoring you’d like.
Delicious Vanilla Frosting
1 C. half and half
1/2 C. Wondra Flour
1 C. butter
1 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. Creme Bouquet (optional)
In a 1 quart saucepan, whisk together half and half and Wondra? Flour.? Whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until the mixture is thick.? Scrape all the mixture from the pan and strain it through a sieve into a mixing bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer?to remove any lumps. Chill for 15 minutes.? Add 1 C. butter, 1 C. sugar, vanilla and Creme Boquet to the chilled flour/half and half mixture.? Whip on high speed for 10 minutes, occasionally stopping and scraping down the sides of the bowl.? Makes enough frosting to ice two dozen cupcakes with a large cake tip.? Frosting can be stored up to 24 hours, covered at room temperature.? No refrigeration necessary.
May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.–An Old Irish Prayer