Flower Cupcakes

Celebrate a birthday with easy-to-make cupcakes. A simple snip of a marshmallow makes the decoration.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla or creamy white frosting
30
large marshmallows
Betty Crocker™ colored sprinkles
Birthday candles, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans).
  • 2 Make, bake and cool cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Frost cupcakes with frosting.
  • 3 Spray blades of kitchen scissors with cooking spray. Cut each marshmallow crosswise into 4 slices; sprinkle slices with colored sugar. Arrange 5 slices on each cupcake in flower shape. Place candle in center of each flower. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Use edible glitter in place of the colored sugar for extra sparkle.

Check out party-supply or cake-decorating stores for fun birthday candles.

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 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
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; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.