Friday, January 13, 2017

Sun Kissed Cupcakes

I love these cupcakes! They're so light with a subtle, but distinctive flavor.  They are simply delectable.






Sun Kissed Cupcakes
 

Ingredients:   

     CAKE

1 (2 layer size) box white cake mix
1/2 (3.4 ounce) box instant lemon pudding mix
3 egg whites
1 whole egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup orange soda
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons lime juice


     FROSTING

3/4 cup butter, softened
7 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) marshmallow crème
5 1/2 to 6 cups powdered sugar
1/2 (3.4 ounce) box instant lemon pudding mix
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons orange juice
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons orange soda


Directions:
     CAKE
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix cake mix, pudding mix, egg whites, and whole egg well.
Add sour cream and oil to the batter and beat for 1 minute.
Slowly pour in orange soda, orange juice, lemon juice, and lime juice. Beat for 2 minutes.
Place cupcake liners in cupcake pan. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake at 350 degrees F for 13 to 17 minutes (or until toothpick inserted comes out clean).
Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.

      FROSTING  
Beat butter on medium speed until smooth, light, and fluffy. Add marshmallow crème and beat until light and fluffy.  Slowly add powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating well after each.  Mix in salt and pudding mix.  Add orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, and orange soda.  Mix well.  Beat until very light and fluffy.
Smooth frosting on to cupcakes with a knife or spatula, or pipe frosting on to cupcakes as desired.