Nerdy Kool Aid Cupcakes

Makes 18, adapted from Adventures in My Freezer & Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
 
Cupcakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cup sugar
1 packet Tropical Punch Kool Aid (sugar free)
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 large box rainbow Nerds
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line cupcake tin with paper liners
2. Whisk together dry ingredients
3. Add oil, eggs, and milk, beat until combined & smooth
4. Stir in Nerds
5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full
6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
 
Simple Vanilla Buttercream
3 cups powdered sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon whole milk
Rainbow Nerds
1. In a stand mixer on low speed, whisk together powdered sugar & butter until combined
2. Add milk & vanilla, whisk on medium speed until combined (approx. 1 minute)
3. Frost cupcakes
4. Sprinkle with rainbow Nerds
 
posted 7/31/13
 
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