Love Letters

A chocolate cake mix is used to make the mini cupcakes, which are frosted and topped with letters. Let kids spell out messages with the little cakes.

Love Letters
Yield: 36 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 18 1/4 ounce box devil's-food cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whipped vanilla frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups whipped strawberry frosting
  • 1/2 cup assorted red sprinkles
  • assorted pink sprinkles
  • assorted white sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup chocolate frosting
  • 9 large heart-shaped candies
  • 9 M&M's or small heart candies

Make It

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 36 mini cupcake pans with paper or foil liners. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, but substitute buttermilk for water and use four eggs. Spoon batter into prepared cupcake pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

2. Frost half of cupcakes with vanilla frosting and half with strawberry. Roll cupcake edges in sprinkles. Spoon chocolate frosting into a resealable bag and snip the corner. Pipe letters and place candies on cupcakes as shown.