24 red miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
48 brown miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
24 small white gumdrops, cut in half vertically
2 cups miniature marshmallows, cut in half crosswise
Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pans). Place
paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Divide batter
among muffin cups.
Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks.
Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
In small bowl, tint 1/4 cup of the frosting with red food color to make
pink frosting; set aside. Frost cupcakes with white frosting. For muzzle, spread
1/2 teaspoon pink frosting in small circle on each cupcake; add red baking bit
for nose. For eyes, add brown baking bits. For ears, add white gumdrop halves,
cut sides down. Place marshmallow halves on face for wool.
Prep Time: 30 min | Total Time: 1 hour 25 min | Yield:: 24 cupcakes
How-To: If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes
than your pan will make, just cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while
baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of
the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.
How-To: An easy way to fill baking cups is to use an ice cream scoop. Use
one that measures out 1/3 cup batter when filling regular-size cups. Use one that
measures out 2 tablespoons batter when filling mini cups.
Nutrition Information:1 Frosted Cupcake (Undecorated): Calories 190 (Calories
from Fat 60); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 25mg;
Sodium 190mg; Total Carbohydrate 30g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 20g); Protein 1g
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 2%