Cupcake Sandwiches

19 April

     As we walked down the baking aisle at the store we spotted a cake mix with a recipe for these cute, little cupcake sandwiches on it.  The girls wanted to make them, so we bought the mix (I probably could have looked the recipe up online, but this was easier).  So we gathered our ingredients plus food coloring and started mixing.


     Of course we also had to taste test the batter.


     Then it came time to mix up the colors for the batter. Nadia said the way I had the bowls sitting the looked like a "bowl person."  The girls chose pink, purple, blue, green, and yellow for our colors.


     We took 1 tablespoon of each color and put it in each muffin cup (that had been sprayed with cooking spray).  The girls were a little messy with this, and I think that is why we ended up with some weird edges on some of our sandwiches. Then we baked them at 350 degrees for 11 minutes, let them cool 5 minutes, and removed them from the pan to finish cooling.


     Then we mixed up the filling.  It was combination of marshmallow fluff, butter, and powdered sugar.  We colored it to match our cakes.


     We filled our sandwiches and put them in the refrigerator to solidify the filling a bit. We only ended up with about 4 sandwiches of each color when the recipe stated 6 of each if you used 5 colors. That always seems to happen though.


     After a little while in the fridge we tried them! Bria started out just licking the filling out, and Nadia ate hers like a pony.  They both really liked them though!


     Here is the full recipe.

Cake ingredients: 1 white cake mix
                           1/3 C oil
                           1 1/4 C water
                           3 egg whites

Mix on low 30 seconds and then on medium 2 minutes.  Divide between 5 bowls and color as desired.  Place 1 level tablespoon in the center of each greased muffin cup. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-14 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.  Cool completely before filling.

Filling ingredients:  3/4 C butter, softened
                             1 1/2 C marshmallow fluff
                             1 1/4 C powdered sugar

Cream marshmallow fluff and butter.  Add powdered sugar and mix until fluffy.  The directions said to cut off the cupcake tops to use (because they are prettier I assume); we just used the whole thing.  Place filling on flat side of cupcake and add another cupcake on top. Enjoy!


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