Color Swirl Cupcakes

From CONAGRA FOODS

Featured Products: DUNCAN HINES, REDDI-WIP

Makes 24 cupcakes

 

Vanilla cupcakes with fluffy vanilla buttercream get a colorful glaze made simply from white morsels, REDDI-WIP, and food coloring.

INGREDIENTS

CUPCAKES
1 pkg (15.25 oz each) DUNCAN HINES Classic White Cake Mix
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

BUTTERCREAM
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar

GLAZE
4 cups REDDI-WIP Original Dairy Whipped Topping
1 pkg (11 oz each) white chips
Liquid food coloring (up to 4 colors)

 

DIRECTIONS

1.FOR THE CUPCAKES: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 24 cupcake liners in standard muffin tins.

2.Beat cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs, baking powder, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds.

3.Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly into pans. Bake 16 to 18 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

4.FOR THE BUTTERCREAM: Whisk together flour and milk in small saucepan until smooth. Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, just until boiling and it has reached the consistency of pudding. Remove to a small bowl. Stir in vanilla and salt. Cover surface with plastic wrap and cool to room temperature. Do not refrigerate.

5.Beat softened butter and granulated sugar in medium bowl using an electric mixer at medium-high speed, until very light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.

6.Add milk mixture a little at a time. Continue beating until frosting looks like whipped cream and all milk has been incorporated. Frost cooled cupcakes with frosting. Smooth out the tops using an offset spatula. Refrigerate 15 minutes.

7.FOR THE GLAZE: Place REDDI-WIP and white morsels in a 2.5 quart microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high 1 minute. Whisk until smooth. Place drops of food coloring in bowl and gently swirl colors together with a skewer. Dip cupcakes into glaze. Place on wire rack until glaze is set.

 

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