Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Colored Velvet Cup Cakes

These are Very Yummy Mini Cup Cakes!
You can use whatever colored decorating paste you want depending on the color you are after. I think it would be very cute to make little pink or blue ones for a baby shower or orange for Halloween, Yellow for Easter, the possibilities are endless :-).
I use Wilton brand Decorating paste you can buy at Micheals, Hobby Lobby, or any store that carries the Wilton baking line.
You could also make regular sized cupcakes with this recipe.
Have fun!

Colored Velvet Cup Cakes

Makes 36 mini cup-cakes

What you Need:

1 Box yellow cake mix

4 eggs

1/2 Cup water

1/2 Cup vegetable oil

1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix

1/2 Cup plain yogurt or sour cream

5-8 drops of your color of decorating paste (Pink, Green, Orange, Yellow, Blue. . . )


8 oz softened cream cheese

1 stick softened butter

1 lb powdered sugar

Colored Sugar Sprinkles if desired

How To Make:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer, add cake mix, eggs, water, oil, pudding, and yogurt. Beat on medium for 1 1/2 minutes. Slowly beat in 5-8 drops of green decorating paste until you get desired color of green. Scoop batter into paper lined mini cupcake tins. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool completely.

2. To prepare frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Slowly add powdered sugar until creamy and thick.

3. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.


Recipe Source: Adapted from Picky Palate

1 comment:

Michelle Y said...

These were so yummy, they didn't last long around our house. Thanks for the great St Patrick's Day treat, you are an excellent cook Jessica!