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Stars and Stripes Cupcakes

Create fireworks with easy-mix red, white and blue cupcakes.

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  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
3/4
cup water
1
cup sour cream
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
3
eggs
1
jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries (about 38 cherries), drained, finely chopped and patted dry

Glaze

3
cups powdered sugar
3
tablespoons water
2
tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2
teaspoon almond extract

Decoration

24
blue candy stars
Betty Crocker® red decorating icing (from 4.25-oz tube)

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, sour cream, oil, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract and the eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in cherries. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, water, corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spoon over cupcakes, using back of spoon to spread. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • 5 Place 1 candy star on each cupcake as shown. Using writing tip, pipe icing in wavy stripes on each cupcake to look like flag. Store loosely covered.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

When making the glaze, start with 3 tablespoons water; if the glaze is too stiff, add 1 teaspoon water at a time until the glaze is spreadable.

Look for red paper baking cups at kitchen specialty stores or wherever cake-decorating supplies are sold.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
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; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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