christmas sweets

Christmas Light Cupcakes

Written by ziir

These cupcakes look so impressive, but are actually so easy to make. You could have these done before your aunt can finish decorating her first sugar cookie

YIELDS:
18

PREP TIME:
0 HOURS 15 MINS
COOK TIME:
0 HOURS 0 MINS

TOTAL TIME:
1 HOUR 30 MINS


INGREDIENTS

devil’s food cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box1 1/2 c. 

heavy cream1 oz. 

(8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened 1 c. 

granulated sugar1 tsp. 

pure vanilla extract1/4 tsp. 

salt

Black decorating gel

Mini M&Ms

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350° and line two muffin tins with cupcake liners. Make cupcake batter according to package instructions and fill liners 3/4 full with batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean, 18 minutes. Let cool completely.

Make cream cheese frosting: In a large bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In another bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and salt until light and fluffy. Gently fold in whipped cream.

Transfer to piping bag or large Ziploc bag. Frost cupcakes, making sure they are a good height. Trace a black line around  frosting with decorating gel. Stick M&Ms along the black line, imitating rainbow lights. 

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