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M&M's™ Confetti Cupcakes

  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 30

The party's just not complete without cupcakes...these colorful concoctions will add a festive touch to any occasion! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cupcakes

2 1/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4
cups granulated sugar
3
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
2/3
cup milk
1
cup coarsely chopped M&M's™ chocolate candies (about 6 1/2 oz)

Fudge Frosting

1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2
cup milk
1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
tablespoons light corn syrup
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
to 2 cups powdered sugar

Garnish

M&M's™ chocolate candies (about 3/4 cup)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 30 regular-size muffin cups, grease bottoms and sides of muffin cups with shortening and lightly flour, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about one-third at a time, and 2/3 cup milk, about half at a time, beating just until blended.
  • 4
    Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each with about 3 tablespoons batter or until about two-thirds full. Sprinkle batter in each cup with 1 heaping teaspoon chopped candies.
  • 5
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 6
    In 2-quart saucepan, mix 1 cup granulated sugar and the cocoa. Stir in 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup butter and the corn syrup. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Boil 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla and enough powdered sugar with spoon until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frost cooled cupcakes. Garnish each with 5 candy-coated chocolate candies.
  • If baking cupcakes in batches, cover and refrigerate batter until ready to use. Cool muffin cups 15 minutes before filling again with batter.

Expert Tips

  • Choose colors of the candy-coated chocolate candies to match the holiday, such as red and green for Christmas.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
31g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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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