Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Beignet Cupcakes for Mardi Gras

I was making beignets the other day and I thought this would be perfect to make for a cupcake and decorate them in a Mardi Gras colours.





The cupcakes taste wonderful and really don't need any frosting but I decided to frost them anyways with cream cheese frosting in gold (yellow), purple and green.  My plan was to put all three colours in together but it just didn't work so decided to use the colours separately.

Beignet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients: 
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk (I used Almond milk)
1 egg

Directions:
In medium mixing bowl mix dry ingredients.  In small bowl mix together milk and egg.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.  Grease muffin tins or use paper liners.  Fill liners or tin half full.  Bake at 350 degree for 15-20 minutes until lightly brown.  Let cool and frost.

Cream Cheese Frosting
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
8 oz cream cheese
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
In mixing bowl cream together butter and cream cheese.  Beat in vanilla.  Add powder sugar slowly until frosting is thick enough to use in cake decorator. 
To make the colours -  for green and yellow add a couple of drops of food colouring into the frosting to get the colour that you want.  For purple - in small bowl add 10 drops red and 5 drops blue, stir together.  Add frosting to food colouring and mix together.



The Cupcakes without frosting....



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8 comments:

  1. These look fantastic! I really love your pics too! Pinning!

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  2. These look fantastic and fun, and your recipe sounds yummy!

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  3. I'm sure Jamie loved these and they are so festive! Pinning!

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  4. I love the Mardi-Gras colors...but like I said on G+...you had me at cream cheese frosting!!! :)

    - Brooke -

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  5. Your photo is awesome. I love the easy recipe which I will have to try maybe this weekend, we having another storm. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. What a fun cupcake, Marlys!! Thank you so much for celebrating with me :)

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  7. Congratulations...this post was featured on Create It Thursday this week! Thanks for sharing such a great idea with us!

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  8. G'day Looks great Marlys! YUM! Wish I could try now!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Saw your recipe via Create It Thursday Party

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