I have incorporated an all-time favorite into an all-time favorite; cupcakes!!
This recipe is so great and you can make it with any color at all so that it can be used for any occasion or holiday! Blue/Red for July 4th, orange/yellow for Halloween, green/red for Christmas…
- 1 box plain white cake mix
- 1 c. sour cream
- 1/3 c. vegetable oil (I use applesauce)
- 1/2 c. milk
- 2 eggs
- food coloring
Homemade Frosting Ingredients
- 2 1/2 c powdered sugar
- 1/4 c softened butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp half-and-half cream
- 5 drops food coloring
Combine all cupcake ingredients except food coloring.
Separate batter into two separate bowls.
Color each bowl a different color. For my purple batter, I added 4 drops of red and 4 drops of blue. For pink I used four drops of red.
Add several packages of Smarties directly into one of the batters.
Fill cupcake tins or cupcake liner 1/4 full with one color and another 1/4 with the other color.
You can take the easy way out and pop open a can of pre-made frosting or you can just go all the way….
Beat all ingredients. You can add food coloring to the frosting to make them even more fun.
Top with Smarties and enjoy!!