5 from 7 votes
Laissez les bon temps rouler with these easy to make Mardi Gras Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting. Inside is a surprise sure to delight!
Mardi Gras Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Laissez les bon temps rouler with these easy to make Mardi Gras Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting. Inside is a surprise that will delight even your most picky critic!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mardi Gras Cupcakes
Servings: 18
Calories: 281 kcal
Author: Chula King
Ingredients
Mardi Gras Cupcakes
  • 1 15.5 ounce package yellow cake mix
  • 7 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 3 eggs large
  • Purple green, and yellow gel food coloring
Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tbsp milk
Instructions
  1. For the Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350° F. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. Add all cupcake ingredients to large bowl. Beat on low for 30 seconds to combine. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 4 additional minutes.
  3. Divide batter into thirds. Color each with 5 drops gel food coloring, ending up with purple batter, green batter, and yellow batter.
  4. Add individual colored batter to piping bag. Snip off 1/4-inch from tip. Pipe, yellow batter on one side; green batter on the other side, and purple batter in middle.
  5. Bake at 350° F for 18 to 20 minutes, or until center springs back when pressed.
  6. Cool completely on wire rack.
  7. For the Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting: Beat butter in large bowl on high until light and fluffy. Add cinnamon, beat to combine. Add 2 cups confectioners' sugar; beat until mixture comes together.
  8. Add vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon milk. Beat to combine. Add another cup of confectioners' sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  9. Add 2 tablespoons milk and remaining sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add more sugar or milk to proper piping consistency.
  10. Pipe on cupcakes with 1M star tip. Decorate with purple, green, and yellow sprinkles.
  11. Yield: 18 Mardi Gras Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
Nutrition Facts
Mardi Gras Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 224mg9%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.