Icing Dipped Cupcakes….So Yummy!

19 Dec

I love cupcakes! White cake cupcakes are my favorite. A few years ago my sister Nancy gave me a Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook called Christmas Cooking from the Heart that has a recipe for Little Peppermint Cakes which looked really good but of course I had to change it to meet my needs. The recipe uses pound cake and peppermint flavoring, I don’t use either of those; I prefer cupcakes and not everyone likes peppermint.

Pretty in Pink!!!
The other thing about this recipe is that it’s basically “almost homemade” because it uses canned frosting and boxed cake-mix. Now of course you can make it all homemade if you choose, sometimes I do, but this is the recipe for the easy way.
Icing Dipped Cupcakes
1 box white cake mix
Make cupcakes according to package instructions. When cooled take cupcakes out of the wrappers.
For the icing you will need:
4 ounces white chocolate baking squares with cocoa butter, chopped
12 ounces of canned vanilla frosting
In a heavy small saucepan cook white chocolate on low heat until melted then add frosting and cook stirring until smooth. Once the icing mixture is nice and smooth you can food coloring if you like. Keep mixture on very low heat and dip the top of each cupcake into the icing, wait a few seconds and dip it again to get a thicker coating then add any type of sprinkle or garnish if you choose. I put waxed paper under cooling racks and put the dipped cupcakes on them to catch any icing that drips off. These are so simple and taste so good~great for the holidays as you can decorate them anyway you want to. Enjoy and have a great holiday!

One Response to “Icing Dipped Cupcakes….So Yummy!”

  1. Kristin December 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    These are delicious and so pretty! Love the napkin – Merry Merlot!


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