Monday, October 28, 2013

Vanilla Lime Cupcakes

I created this recipe for my daughter's third birthday party. The theme was princess and the frog and these were very fitting! 

I love adding jell-o to cake mix not only because you can create so many fun flavors and colors of cake by doing so  but also because of the chemical reaction that takes place. The batter foams and bubbles and becomes a little heavier. It ends up making the cake much more moist and fluffy. The lime tastes so delicious in these cupcakes and the cool, creamy and light vanilla topping just adds the perfect touch. I prefer my pudding topping to normal frosting any day.

Because these were frog themed, I used the gummy frogs and they were heavenly! If you wanted to stick with a lime or green theme then you could put those sugared gummy limes on top or even try the apple flavored gummy rings. You can't go wrong either way!

Vanilla Lime Cupcakes
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • (enough eggs, water and oil per requirement on cake mix directions)
  • 1 pkg lime gelatin

Vanilla Topping

  • 1 large tub of cool whip
  • 1 pkg vanilla pudding (dry)

Make cake mix according to directions on box. Add box of gelatin and stir in. Pour into greased cupcake tin. Bake according to directions on cake mix box.

In a medium bowl mix cool whip and dry vanilla pudding mix together until well blended. Set aside.

When cupcakes have cooled spread vanilla topping on top and decorate. Enjoy!

These cupcakes can be set out for hours and topping will not melt. As soon as topping is refrigerated, the cold temperature makes it difficult to spread so you want to make sure you don't refrigerate until after you have spread the topping onto the cupcakes. Store in an air tight container.

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