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Easy Topped Cupcakes

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 30 mins Freeze 4 hrs
Easy Topped Cupcakes
  • 1  recipe Butter Pecan Ice Cream "Frosting" or Banana Split "Frosting"
  • 1  package 2-layer-size  desired flavor cake mix

1. Prepare and freeze desired ice cream "frosting." Meanwhile, line twenty-four 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups or lightly grease muffin cups; set aside.

2. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes using prepared muffin cups. Cool cupcakes in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

3. Remove paper bake cups, if using, from 12 of the cupcakes. Save remaining cupcakes for another use. Place the 12* cupcakes on serving plates or in shallow bowls. Top each cupcake as directed in the "frosting" recipes below. Serve immediately. Makes 12 topped cupcakes.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • Assemble only as many desserts as you are serving. Store unfrosted cupcakes in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw cupcakes before assembling.
Butter-Pecan Ice Cream "Frosting"
  • 12  scoops butter-pecan ice cream
  • 3/4  cup  caramel-flavor ice cream topping
  • 3/4  cup  chopped toasted pecans

1. Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper. Using a 2- to 3-inch-diameter ice cream scoop, drop 12 scoops of ice cream onto the prepared baking sheet. Cover and freeze for 4 to 24 hours. To serve, place a scoop of ice cream on each cupcake. Top with caramel topping and pecans.

From the Test KitchenBanana Split Frosting
  • Prepare Butter-Pecan Ice Cream "Frosting" as directed, except substitute strawberry or banana split ice cream for the butter-pecan ice cream. Serve as directed, except top with 3/4 cup chocolate fudge ice cream topping instead of the caramel topping and sprinkle with 1 cup chopped bananas and 3/4 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts instead of the pecans.
Nutrition Facts (Easy Topped Cupcakes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 437,
  • Fat, total (g) 21,
  • chol. (mg) 65,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 58,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 393,
  • calcium (mg) 162,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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