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Flag Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
1
cup sour cream
1/2
cup milk
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
2
eggs
Red food color

Frosting

1
cup butter, softened
3
to 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons vanilla
Up to 4 tablespoons milk or whipping cream

Garnish

Strawberries and blueberries

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat all cupcake ingredients except food color with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter between 2 bowls. Add red food color to 1 bowl to desired color of red; leave other bowl white.
  • 3 To make flag-striped cupcake, spread a spoonful of red batter and then a spoonful of white batter in paper baking cup; repeat, and then end by spreading red batter on top. Use up batter to make 18 cupcakes.
  • 4 Bake as directed on box for cupcakes; 2 to 3 minutes may need to be added to bake time. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 5 To make frosting, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed 3 minutes. With mixer on low speed, beat in 3 cups of the powdered sugar until sugar is incorporated with butter. With mixer on medium speed, add salt, vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the milk; beat 3 minutes. If frosting needs more stiff consistency, beat in up to 1 cup powdered sugar. If frosting needs to be thinned out, add remaining milk, 1 tablespoon at a time. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Garnish with strawberry fans and blueberries. Store covered in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

To make strawberry fans for garnish just slice strawberry down to the stem without slicing all the way through.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
31g
31%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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