Birthday Cupcakes

Ring-shaped hard candies or jelly beans do double-duty by making yummy cupcake toppers and candleholders for these ever-so-easy birthday treats.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy frosting (any flavor)
24
ring-shaped hard candies or jelly bean candies, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
  • 2 Frost with frosting. Decorate with candies. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

End your zoo-themed party with these fun-to-eat cupcakes. Just top frosted cupcakes with animal crackers and candy sprinkles.

Chocoholics will want to use chocolate cake mix and chocolate frosting. Sprinkling with miniature chocolate chips and drizzling with melted white chocolate turns these simple cupcakes into bakery delights!

Get a party menu, prep guide, tips, party games, activities and more for a Zoo-rrific Kid's Birthday Party!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.