DIY King Cake Cupcakes


1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs, room temperature and beaten prior to adding
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 can vanilla frosting (or you can make your own)
1 cup sugar crystals, divided into thirds
Green, yellow and purple food coloring


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Fold the flour mixture into the creamed butter alternating with the milk. Use the electric mixer to whip the batter for 2-3 minutes. Line a cupcake tin with muffin papers or silicone muffin cups. Bake for 15 minutes. While baking separate the food coloring into three dishes and mix in sugar crystals. Top the iced cupcakes with the sugar crystals.

Recipe by: The Kennedy Adventures