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Star-Spangled Cupcakes

  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 24

The kids will love to help you make this patriotic treat. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
package Betty Crocker™ Candy Shop NoFade™ baking cups
1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
2
cans Betty Crocker™ cloud white cupcake icing
2
packages Betty Crocker™ Candy Shop blue gems
4
packages Betty Crocker™ Candy Shop red gems

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Use the star tip that comes on the Betty Crocker™ Cupcake Icing can to frost each cupcake. If desired, smooth top with offset spatula.
  • 3
    Arrange 8 blue gems in upper left area of cupcake to create field of stars. Starting at top, place 3 red gems in a row, second row 4 red gems, third row 7 red gems and bottom row 5 red gems to create stripes. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.

Expert Tips

  • Experiment with the other tips from the Betty Crocker™ cupcake icing can. If you don’t like the look, you can always smooth it out.
  • Make the cupcakes up to 2 weeks ahead of time, and freeze unfrosted. Remove from freezer the night before your party, and frost.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
31g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
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; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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