Yes, yes… I know… Another Fun-da-Middles cupcake treat. What can I say, I love them!
You heard me right – I. Love. Them.
They really are so easy and fun and the cream center is just a wonderful, little surprise for people.
I bought the Spring Fun-da-Middles and thought the pink inside would be perfect for a raspberry (or strawberry) center. With the added Raspberry and Lemon frosting, these just yell for SPRING!!
So, my little cup helped by making some cupcake picks for an Easter decoration.
These cupcakes would be a great addition to any Easter gathering this weekend!
Or any summer Bar-B-Que, for that matter.
Here’s what you need:
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Lemon extract
1 teaspoon Raspberry extract
cupcake pan and liners
Here’s what you do:
Follow the directions on the box and add in the Lemon extract to the cake mix.
Squeeze the cream filling into a bowl and mix in the Raspberry extract. I added an extra 1/2 teaspoon, but flavor it to your liking.
Transfer it to a sandwich baggie and cut off 1/2 inch from the corner.
Add a tablespoon of cake mix to the cupcake pan, squeeze some cream into the center of the batter being careful not to get the cream on the paper liner.
Add in the rest of the cupcake batter and bake at 350 for 25 – 28 minutes.
For the frosting I made a basic buttercream and had LOTS of leftovers.
3 sticks of butter
1/2 cup shortening
3 pounds of powered sugar
1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon each of Lemon and Raspberry Extract
This is a HUGE recipe. I’m sure for just a dozen cupcakes, you can make 1/3 of this recipe and still have enough!
Also, I tried Spectrum brand Shortening for the first time in my frosting. I usually use Crisco brand, but this shortening has NO hydrogenated anything in it! So, besides all the sugar and butter, this frosting is HEALTHY! At least, that’s what I told myself.
Basically, you add stripes of food coloring to your piping bag and then add the frosting.
The first few cupcakes were super BRIGHT but the color faded the more cupcakes I frosted.
I used some McCormick’s Neon coloring, so that might explain the brightness factor.
I am so doing this again! I can see so many different possibilities! So many color combinations!
I hope that you have a WONDERFUL Easter!
The best part of our Easter weekend is that it rolls right into Spring Break!
** Side note to Bloggers – Google is shutting down PicNic and we are all sad… To my delight – when I edited these pictures today (April 1), almost all the features are now part of Picasa. There is also a collage feature. So check out http://picasa.google.com/ for your photo editing. I guess Google didn’t completely have their head in the toilet.
This looks like a yummy recipe. I love cupcakes and raspberry and lemon. So you combined my 3 favs. I have shared this to my viewers on my blog with a link back to your post. Check out my blog... www.crismanfamily.wordpress.com
Michelle @ Michelles Tasty Creations
Monday 16th of April 2012
Thanks so much for linking up all this deliciousness to last weeks party. I hope you'll join me again this Thursday. Have a great week.
Thursday 12th of April 2012
These look so cute and delicious! Haven't tried Fun Da Middles. We will be soon! We loved having you join our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you next week! -The Sisters
Addicted to Recipes
Tuesday 10th of April 2012
I have never heard of Fun Da Middles, but my parents are in Washington right now so I might have to email them and get them to bring some back for me to try. These look so FUN! Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!
Monday 9th of April 2012
Good Morning Karyn,I can't wait to give your awesome recipe a try, these look so pretty! Hope you have a wonderful week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.Come Back Soon!Miz Helen