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Frog Cupcakes

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 25 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Have everyone green with envy at the next bake sale when you present these "toad"ally cute cupcakes!

1
box white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
2
containers creamy white frosting
Green paste or gel food color
48
miniature vanilla wafer cookies
48
red cinnamon candies
Red decorating icing (from 4.25-oz tube)
Large red gumdrops

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
  • 2 Reserve 2 tablespoons frosting. Tint remaining frosting with food color to make green; frost cupcakes.
  • 3 For eyes, place 2 cookies near top edge of each cupcake, inserting on end so they stand up. Attach 1 cinnamon candy to each cookie with reserved white frosting. Add dots of white frosting for nostrils.
  • 4 For mouth, pipe on red icing. Slice gumdrops; add slice to each cupcake for tongue. Store loosely covered.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
  • 2 Reserve 2 tablespoons frosting. Tint remaining frosting with food color to make green; frost cupcakes.
  • 3 For eyes, place 2 cookies near top edge of each cupcake, inserting on end so they stand up. Attach 1 cinnamon candy to each cookie with reserved white frosting. Add dots of white frosting for nostrils.
  • 4 For mouth, pipe on red icing. Slice gumdrops; add slice to each cupcake for tongue. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

If your kids don’t like the cinnamon taste of the red candies, use the red colored mini candy-coated chocolate baking bits from a 12-ounce bag.

For a touch of whimsy, cut small pieces of black gumdrops and place one on each “tongue” to resemble a fly.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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