Bubblegum Cupcakes

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READY IN: 55mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 18
    ounces white cake mix
  • 3
    egg whites
  • 2
    tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 12
    cups butter, room temperature
  • 12
    teaspoon bubblegum extract or 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 12
    teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • jumbo pink colored sprinkles, to taste
  • oversized candy sprinkles, to taste (round pink cake decors and pink candy buttons)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F Line 18 muffin cups with cupcake liners.
  • On low speed, beat cake mix, 1 1/3 c water, egg whites, 2 Tbs butter, bubblegum extract and food coloring until combined (about 30 seconds). On medium speed, beat until thick and smooth (2 minutes).
  • Divide batter among liners. Bake 18-20 mins or until toothpick inserted comes clean. Cool completely on rack.
  • On medium-high speed, beat remaining butter until light and fluffy (2 mins). Gradually beat in sugar, 2 Tbs water and vanilla until smooth. If desired, transfer frosting to pastry bag fitted with large round tip. Pipe or spread over cupcakes.
  • Decorate with sprinkles, decors, and buttons. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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