Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Strawberry and Cream Cupcakes

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness this week, we had pink day this week. I decided that in honor of the day, I needed to bake something pink to take as a treat to school. These strawberry and cream cupcakes were just the pink yummy treat I chose!

1 box white cake mix (I prefer Pillsbury)
1 1/4 cups strawberry-flavored soda pop (Big Red)
Vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 box powdered sugar
1-2 T strawberry-flavored soda pop

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Make and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes-except substitute soda pop for the water.

Cream butter and cream cheese in large mixing bowl. Add 1 T of strawberry-flavored soda pop and then add sugar. Mix till well combined, adding additional strawberry soda pop if necessary. Add a tiny bit of red food coloring if frosting is not pink enough.

TIP OF THE DAY: To make this recipe even easier, use canned cream cheese frosting instead of making your own.

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Hashbrown Casserole