June 11, 2015

Neopolitan Cupcakes

My grandmother's favorite ice-cream was Neopolitan Ice Cream.  It seems like she always had it in her freezer.  These cupcakes make me think of her, spending time with her, and sharing her ice cream.

Neopolitan Ice Cream also makes me think of summer.  I think it's the strawberry ice cream.

These cupcakes are delicious.  I made them from a cake mix.  I oftentimes read the debate on the internet about cake mix versus from scratch cakes.  I have actually pretty much exhausted that particular subject.  I do both, but using a cake mix does save time and for today's busy families, these are absolutely perfect.

I use milk instead of water and butter instead of oil.  It does make a difference in the way they taste and their consistency.  They are truly delicious!!

 If you want a cupcake than turns out perfectly tasty every time, then this recipe is just right for you!

Neopolitan Cupcakes

1 box white cake mix
1 box Devil's Food cake mix
2 cups milk
2 sticks of butter, softened
6 large eggs

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place cupcake liners into cupcake pans.

2.  Making one cake mix at a time, cream softened butter in mixer bowl.  Add cake mix, milk and eggs, one at a time, and mix until moistened.  Beat with mixer on medium speed for two minutes.

3.  Using a cookie scoop, place one scoop of chocolate in cupcake liner, then one scoop of vanilla on top of chocolate.

4.  Bake at 350 degrees for  20 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes in pan.  Then remove from pan and let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.  

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

(Enough frosting for 12 cupcakes)

1/2 cup or 1 stick butter, softened
4 cups Confectioner's Powdered Sugar, sifted
4 tablespoons of strawberry juice with sliced strawberries
1 tablespoon of heavy cream

Cream butter in stand mixer.  Add in powdered sugar, one cup at a time.  Add in strawberry juice with sliced strawberries, and heavy cream and whip until creamy.

Using a piping bag with a large tip, pipe on frosting.

(I only made 12 cupcakes, and used the batter to make other cupcakes.  For my frosting,  I used frozen sliced strawberries in juice, which I allowed to thaw.)

Serve to family and friends!!


1 comment:

  1. This looks positively delicious and worth every calorie. Great photos too!