Engagement Ring Mini Cupcakes

With a nod to the sapphire engagement ring, colorful rock candy embellishes these bite sized treats.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 58

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
2
cups powdered sugar
3
to 4 tablespoons milk
Assorted colored rock candy

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 58 mini muffin cups.
  • 2 Make cake batter as directed on box. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, each about two-thirds full. If necessary, refrigerate any remaining batter until ready to use.
  • 3 Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons milk until smooth. Add additional milk 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes. Top with rock candy pieces. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Using a scoop makes spooning cupcake batter quick, less messy and also ensures cupcakes will be the same size. Use a #70 or small-sized spring-loaded ice cream scoop that is equal to about 1 tablespoon.

If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 mini cupcake
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.