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Christmas Lights Cupcakes

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Christmas Lights Cupcakes
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  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24
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Need a yummy treat for the holidays that's just as fun to make as it is to eat? Add some extra twinkle to your dessert table with these easy Christmas Lights Cupcakes! Use Betty Crocker™ Cookie Icings and Writing Gels to make the strands and lights on top of these festive chocolate treats. Or why not enlist friends and family for a little decorating fun?
Updated Oct 13, 2022

Ingredients

Steps

  • 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. Make cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about two-thirds full).
  • 2
    Bake 14 to 19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Spread frosting evenly on cupcakes. Using photo as a guide, pipe cookie icings to make light strands, and pipe writing gels to make lights. Store covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use offset spatula to spread frosting in smooth layer on top of cupcakes for easy decorating.
  • tip 2
    When decorating frosted cupcakes, let cookie icing for light strands dry before adding writing gel to make lights.
  • tip 3
    Make and frost cupcakes ahead of time, then set out decors for family and friends to decorate their own cupcakes with Christmas lights!
  • tip 4
    Use Betty Crocker™ Holiday NoFade Baking Cups to make these Christmas Lights Cupcakes extra festive.

Nutrition

250 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 43g Total Carbohydrate, 33g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
33g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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