King Cake Cupcakes

Enjoy these delectable cupcakes made using Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix - perfect dessert to serve a crowd.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box (15.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
10
oz cream cheese, softened
2 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
tablespoons half-and-half
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
Purple, green and yellow coarse sparkling sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake and cool as directed on box for cupcakes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix 6 oz of the cream cheese and 3/4 cup of the powdered sugar until well blended and smooth. Spoon mixture into decorating bag fitted with 1/2-inch round tip. Poke hole in top of each cupcake with tip; pipe small amount of mixture into center of cupcake. Smooth top.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat remaining 4 oz cream cheese, 1/3 cup butter, remaining 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar, the half-and-half and almond extract with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and spreadable. If necessary, stir in additional half-and-half, 1 teaspoon at a time. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with bands of purple, green and yellow sugar. Store covered in refrigerator.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.