Saturday, June 30, 2012

Guppy Cuppies! Yellow Pudding Cupcakes

Guppy Cuppies!
Need something special for a little summer get together? Well, I have it! My friends & our children met up at a local Splash ground/playground & I thought a water-themed snack would be fun. Kids LOVE fun (duh). These are the cutest & easiest cupcakes... Even easier than the Turtle Pull-aparts (& they were easy too!) I got this idea from a Good Housekeeping article... see here.

Children, adults & squirrels alike, enjoyed these treats ;) (Gabriel felt the need to feed one to one of the park's squirrels when G thought the squirrel was eyeing his cheerios! LOL) 

I decided to fiddle with the yellow cupcake recipe & use some instant pudding & oil to make them moister for a hot, sunny day... they were, well, DeLish!

<3 Lishie

Guppy Cuppies

Yellow Pudding Cupcakes
  • 1 1/3 c flour
  • 1 package Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 1/2 c canola oil
  • 1 1/4 c sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 c milk
Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
In medium bowl, mix flour, pudding packet, baking powder & salt; set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping bowl occasionally. Add oil. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about one-third at a time,&  milk, about half at a time, beating just until blended.
Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each with about 3 tablespoons batter or until about 2/3 full.
Frost with desired frosting.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks. 
Cool completely, about 30 minutes. 
Makes 24 cupcakes 

Desired Frosting ;) & decoration:

Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 4 c powdered sugar
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla + blue food coloring!
Combine all ingredients together until smoothe. 
  • Goldfish crackers (I used the rainbow ones) & Confetti sprinkles.


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