Birthday Blowout

Birthday Blowout
Yield: 18 cupcakes Bake 350°F 18 mins to 22 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 10 ounces Marshmallow Fluff
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 - 8 drops red food coloring
  • 9 Foot Loops Cereal Straws, halved
  • 9 spice drops, halved
  • 1 4 ounce tube white decorating frosting

Make It

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Beat oil, sugar, and honey with mixer until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. Beat in egg. Add flour mixture alternating with applesauce, starting and ending with flour until blended.

2. Line 18 muffin cups. Fill with batter; bake 18 to 22 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

To Decorate:

3. Beat butter with a mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in marshmallow creme, then confectioners sugar and vanilla. Stir in food coloring. Spoon into pastry bag with 1/2-inch star tip and pipe. Insert straw into center. Mold spice drops to look like a flame; attach with white frosting. Draw lines with frosting to look like wax drippings.

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