Mini King Cake Cupcakes

READY IN: 40mins


  • 1
    white cake mix
  • 1
    cup whole milk
  • 12
    cup melted butter
  • 12
  • 2
    teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2
    tablespoons melted butter
  • decorator icing, pre-packaged tubes, in purple, green, and gold (yellow)
  • sparkling white decorator sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 mini-cupcake pans with paper liners.
  • In large bowl, combine cake mix with 1 cup of milk and 3 eggs. Using electric mixer, beat 1 minute on medium speed. Add melted butter, and beat for an additional 1 minute until well mixed.
  • Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons melted butter in small bowl. Stir until mixed and crumbly.
  • Using small ice cream scoop, fill muffin pan with 1 scoop of batter in each liner.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over batter, topping each with additional 2 scoops of batter.
  • Bake cupcakes for 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.
  • Using pre-packaged decorator icing tubes in Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold (yellow), dollop each color on top of cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle sparkling white decorator's sugar over each cake.