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Box Tops for Education Mini Cupcakes

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  • Prep 1 hr 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 60
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Celebrate Box Tops for Education with super-fun mini cupcakes. Start with Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ cake mix, and liven it up with bright colors, fluffy frosting and nonpareils.
Updated Dec 11, 2013
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ White Cake Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
  • Gel food colors (neon pink, classic yellow, neon green, classic blue)
  • 1 tub (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped Fluffy White Frosting
  • Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors multicolored nonpareils


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (for all pans). Spray 60 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Make cake batter as directed on box. Divide batter among 4 small bowls, about 1 cup each. Make 4 different colors of batter by adding 1/4 teaspoon food color to each bowl; blend well. Fill each muffin cup with 1 level measuring tablespoon batter, making 15 cupcakes of each color.
  • 3
    Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Top with frosting, and decorate with nonpareils. Store loosely covered.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.


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