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Choose-a-Frosting Cupcakes

It's simple to add variety to these basic cupcakes. From one frosting, you make six flavors -- vanilla, lemon, coffee, chocolate, maple, and raspberry.

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  • Makes: 24 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Bake: 20 mins 350°F

Choose-a-Frosting Cupcakes



  1. Grease and lightly flour twenty-four 2-1/2-inch muffin cups or line with paper bake cups. Stir together all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat margarine or butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until softened. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating on low to medium speed after each addition just until mixed. Pour into the prepared muffin cups.
  2. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.
  3. Prepare Butter Cream Frosting and divide into 6 equal portions. Frost 4 cupcakes with first portion; sprinkle with multicolored nonpareils.
  4. To second portion of frosting, stir in lemon juice, lemon peel, and yellow food coloring, adding a little additional powdered sugar, if necessary. Frost 4 cupcakes; sprinkle with coconut.
  5. Dissolve coffee crystals in hot water; add to third portion of frosting. Frost 4 cupcakes; top with chocolate sprinkles.
  6. To fourth portion of frosting, stir in cocoa powder, adding a little additional milk, if necessary. Frost 4 cupcakes; sprinkle with colored chocolate sprinkles.
  7. To fifth portion of frosting, stir in maple flavoring. Frost 4 cupcakes; sprinkle with walnuts. To the last portion, stir in raspberry flavoring or peppermint extract and red food coloring. Frost remaining 4 cupcakes. Sprinkle with multicolored coarse sugar. Makes 24 cupcakes.

From the Test Kitchen

Prepare cupcakes; cool but do not frost. Place in airtight freezer container; seal, label, and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight before frosting.

Prepare frosting; cover and chill up to 24 hours. Allow frosting to come to room temperature before using.

Butter Cream Frosting



  1. Beat margarine or butter and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with milk beating well after each addition. Beat in additional milk, if necessary, to make of spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (Choose-a-Frosting Cupcakes)

    Per serving:
  • 241 kcal cal.,
  • 10 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 19 mg chol.,
  • 161 mg sodium,
  • 38 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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