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"Classy Cosmos"

Tara Pietrowicz Recipe shared by:
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This stylish treat is perfect compliment to any event, any girls night, or bachelorette with a combination of cranberry, vokda, lime, and a splash of citrus all tied into a delicious cupcake dazzled up with pink sugar, lime zest, and a wedge of lime for a highly sophisticated, classy look!

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Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • Duncan Hines White cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • Pink food coloring
  • Frosting:
  • 1- 8 oz package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lime zest
  • 1- 8 oz container whipped toppping
  • Pink Food coloring
  • Garnish:
  • 1 Tablespoon lime zest
  • Pink Sugar
  • Lime cut into 24 small wedges

Baking Instructions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners to make 24 cupcakes. Blend cake mix, cranberry juice, vodka, triple sec, egg whites, oil, and enough pink food coloring to reach desired shade of pink in large bowl until moistened, about 30 seconds. Beat with mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes or whisk by hand for two minutes. Distribute batter evenly among 24 lined cupcake tins. Bake for 15-20 minutes or when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes completely.
  2. Frosting:
  3. Beat softened cream cheese,lime juice, and 1 Tablespoon of the lime zest until well incorporated. Add confectioners sugar and beat well, being sure to scrape sides so all ingredients are incorporated. Add food coloring to reach desired pink color (*color will lighten once you incorporate whipped topping), FOLD in whipped topping- DO NOT BEAT IN! Pipe frosting on cooled cupakes. Sprinkle with 1 tablesppon lime zest and pink sugar. Top each cupcake with a small lime wedge.

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How to Make Banana Cake When You Don't Have Banana Mix

How to Make Banana Cake When You Don't Have Banana Mix

Duncan Hines Banana Supreme Cake Mix is definitely a tasty cake mix. But what do you do when you are craving banana cake or cupcakes, and all you have is Vanilla Cake Mix? Don't fret! As long as you have a few bananas (the riper, the better), you will have a yummy banana cake in no time. Simply substitute 1 cup mashed banana for 1 cup of water that the Vanilla Cake Mix calls for. Happy baking!


Perfectly level moist cakes

Perfectly level moist cakes

As soon as my cakes come out of the oven I place a clean bar towel over the cake. With a pot holder I then press the cake down slowly all the way around to make it level with the top of the pan. You must do this while the cake is very hot or it will crack. This makes the cake not only level with the pan but also makes the cake extra moist. Let the cake cool in the pan before turning out. Do not do this if you want a very fluffy cake. This makes a very dense but wonderful cake.





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