Flower Power Mini-Cupcakes

Stir snipped marigold leaves and petals into a white cake mix to give a lively citrus flavor to these cupcakes. For milder flavor, use a smaller measure of snipped leaves.

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  • Makes: 32 servings
  • Yields: Makes about 32 cupcakes
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Bake: 10 mins 350°F
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Flower Power Mini-Cupcakes
package 1-layer white cake mix
cup Signet marigold petals
cup Snipped Signet marigold leaves
recipe Butter Cream Frosting (see recipe below)
Signet marigold leaves and blossoms
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 1-3/4-inch muffin cup pan with paper bake cups; set aside.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Stir in Signet marigold petals and leaves. Fill each cup two-thirds full with batter (scant tablespoon per cup). Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
  3. Remove cupcakes to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with Butter Cream Frosting. Top with Signet marigold leaves and blossoms. Makes about 32 cupcakes.
Creamy Butter Frosting
cup butter
tablespoons milk
teaspoon vanilla
Milk (optional)
Yellow food coloring (optional)
  1. Allow butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a medium mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup of the powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the 2 tablespoons milk and the vanilla. Gradually beat in the remaining powdered sugar. If necessary, beat in enough additional milk until frosting reaches spreading consistency. If desired, tint with yellow food coloring.
Nutrition Facts (Flower Power Mini-Cupcakes)
    Per serving:
  • 86 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 5 mg chol.,
  • 48 mg sodium,
  • 16 g carb.,
  • 11 g sugar
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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