Neapolitan Cupakes- A NEW Recipe and the winner….

First things first- Janelle you are the winner of the ice cream scoop! Congratulations! Email me your address and I will send you the scoop. You’ll love it! Thanks to everyone who entered.
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Today is National Chocolate Cake Day. But instead of making a chocolate cake, I decided to make some yummy Neapolitan cupcakes, an idea I saw a while ago, but I was up to my eyeballs in ice cream to do anything about it. This morning,  I was looking for an excuse to bake- and I found one.
I sent the kids outside to play football in the front yard- can’t do that very often in January, and I turned on the oven, and got to work. I had all the ingredients on hand… love it when that happens!

I used approx. 1/2 box of cake mix for each flavor. I got 24 beautiful cupcakes.

They were so pretty, even before I baked them. (Sorry about the old muffin tin, I really need to upgrade. It’s on my list.

 A cupcake that looks pretty before you frost it? Now that’s an accomplishment in and of itself.

Here’s a shot from the inside. I love the Dark Chocolate cake mix from Betty Crocker. Very delicious. Have you tried it yet?

Little Miss C…. was so happy when the cupcakes were cool enough to frost. She actually wanted frosting too…. today is full of surprises!

I used a simple Vanilla Buttercream frosting from my cookbook 101 Gourmet Cupcakes. It’s so easy and the flavor is out of this world. 

And if you are the lucky few who get to eat this yummy treat- I hope you enjoy! It’s a great cupcake- in my humble opinion. And now, I must go back to editing the ice cream manuscript, as I promised it to the graphic designer no later than Monday morning. First thing. That’s just 3 days from now. Yikes!

Happy Baking!

Neapolitan Cupcake- NEW Recipe!

1/2 dark chocolate cake mix (approx 2 cups) in a small mixing bowl
1 yellow or butter cake mix, halved in separate bowls
3 eggs
1 3/4 cups milk, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
4 tbsp. strawberry daiquiri mix
1-3 drops red food coloring
1 Recipe Vanilla Buttercream frosting

Into the chocolate cake mix, place 1 egg, 3/4 cup milk and mix until combined. Set aside.

Into one of the yellow cake mixes, add 1 egg, 1/2 cup milk and strawberry daiquiri mix, and red food coloring. Stir until combined. Set aside.

Into the remaining yellow cake mix bowl, add 1/2 cup milk, 1 egg, and vanilla. Stir until combined and set aside.

Line your muffin tins with paper liners. Using your small cookie scoop, place about 1 tbsp. of each flavor of batter into each liner, then repeat until liners are 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Frost with Vanilla Buttercream frosting.


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