Need a quick treat to take to your New Year’s Eve or Day parties? Go to the store and grab a few simple ingredients to make these easy, but elegant mini cupcakes! Sometimes you just don’t have the time to make your cake mix from scratch, so there’s nothing wrong with calling Miss Betty Crocker to help with the job. My brother needed a dessert to feed 20 of his friends at his dinner party and with the holidays I didn’t have time to make something extravagant . I ran out to the store, grabbed some extra frosting, used the extra box of red velvet cake mix I had and sprinkles I already had to dress up these cupcakes. They were definitely a hit and they can be for you too!
Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Mix
Cream Cheese or Regular Vanilla Frosting
Decorative Sprinkles: Pearls and Silver Beads
Preheat your oven to 350 and begin making your cake mix with the directions on the box. Add your vegetable oil, water, and eggs and mix until thoroughly blended.
Line your mini cupcake tins with your mini liners. I used red and white for the holidays, but feel free to use whatever colors you have laying around in your cabinet!
Pour your batter into your liners and fill them up 2/3 of the way. The first batch I filled them up about 3/4 of the way and my mini cupcakes were a little larger than I wanted.
Put these little cupcakes into your oven for 10 minutes and they should be cooked through. Always take a toothpick and stick it into the center of your cupcake to double check. With these only taking 10 minutes a piece, I made about 84 mini cupcakes total!
These were the larger cupcakes from my first attempt, still tasted delicious though!!
Once your cupcakes have cooled, get out your favorite icing, store bought or homemade. I had a little bit of homemade icing left, so I used that and then bought an additional vanilla frosting to finish the rest. Using your icing decorating bags or a ziplock bag like I have mentioned before, frost your mini cupcakes. Since they are so small, it won’t take a lot of icing in your bag to crank out a dozen of them.
Once they are frosted, last, but not least, you need to add a little touch of elegance, in my case, pearl and silver bead sprinkles. This simple touch really dressed up these treats for my brother’s party and can take your dessert to the next level!
The different colored icing is due to using my homemade and store bought frosting. Both were tasty, so mix it up with your sprinkles and icing to add a unique touch!
Have a wonderful and safe New Year’s Eve everyone! Eat up tonight before those New Years Resolutions kick into gear 🙂