Mardi Gras King Cupcakes Recipe

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These colorful cupcakes resemble the traditional King Cake that is an essential part of the Mardi Gras celebration. With a blend of flavors, these special cupcakes are perfect for any celebration.
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  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon gelatin mix
  • 3 tablespoons lime gelatin mix
  • 3 tablespoons grape gelatin mix
  • Cream Cheese frosting (canned frosting or your favorite homemade recipe)
  • Yellow, green, and purple colored sugar
Container: Muffin tins
40 mins
20 mins
  • Place a cupcake paper in the muffin tins for 24 cupcakes. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Combine the cake mix, sour cream, canola oil, sugar, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Beat on low for 30 seconds and then for 2 minutes on medium.
  • Divide the batter evenly into three smaller bowls. Add 3 tbsp. of lemon gelatin to one of the bowls, 3 tbsp. of lime gelatin to a second bowl, and 3 tbsp. of grape gelatin to the third bowl of batter; stir until the gelatins are well blended with the batter.
  • Fill each of the cupcake papers with two tablespoons of each of the three different flavored batters.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool for 10 minutes in the tins; then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Frost cooled cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Use canned frosting or use your favorite homemade cream cheese frosting recipe.
  • Sprinkle the frosting with yellow, green and purple colored sugar.
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"Fun cupcakes to serve during Mardi Gras. We liked the different flavors that the gelatin gave the cupcakes. It seemed like one flavor came through more than another for everyone."
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