Monday, February 27, 2012

Vanilla Swirl Cupcakes (make them for your special team!)

Kyla was assigned treats for their last basketball game of the year on Saturday.  So of course she wanted to do something fun and fancy.  So we came up with these fabulous cupcakes. 

Kyla came up with the ideas of the D (for her team name) and the green swirled in the cupcakes (her team colors) that made this cupcake so cute.  What great ideas, glad I've got her creative side to help out in these situations!

The cupcakes were absolutely delicious & fun.  Hopefully they helped take the sting out of the loss!  But the girls had a great season and played really hard.  Kyla has improved by leaps and bounds this year, it has been really exciting to watch her!  Now I can't wait until next season!

Vanilla Swirl Cupcakes
1 box white cake mix
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream (or you can also use buttermilk)
4 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup sour cream
Frosting of your choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line muffin tins with cupcake liners.

In your mixer (or large bowl) combine the oil, milks, egg whites, vanilla and sour cream.  Add the cake mix and mix until combined and smooth.

Remove about 1/4 of the batter to a separate bowl and using food coloring of your choice, dye half of the batter (of course we chose green because that's her team colors).

Scoop the white mix into liners about 1/2 full.  Then add the colored batter to fill about 3/4 full.  Using a toothpick, swirl the green around into the white.

Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.

Once the cupcakes have cooled, pipe your desired flavor of icing on top.

You can really dress these up with a monogram topper and some sprinkles.

For the topper we just melted vanilla Almond Bark and dyed it green.  We then piped the "D" onto wax paper and let it cool.  Then just stick it right into the top of the frosting.


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