Sunshine Cupcake Recipe #WhereFunBegins
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In the kitchen with Samagain. I swear we dont live in the kitchen but we do visit it frequently. Inspiring moments and silly conversations happen there regularly. This weekend Sam and I were in the mood to bake (and eat!) cupcakes. But Im getting ahead of myself.
Before we could bake we had to get the ingredients. A run to Sams Club was on the agenda. Sam loves that place and likes to pretend it is his own company if only!
Anyway, we were picking up a few items at Sams, and as usual, we discovered several more I didnt know I NEEDED. SunnyD was one of those products. Have you ever tasted SunnyD? If you havent, you should. Its like a happy burst of sunshine in your mouth! SunnyD was created in the 60s so it has been around long enough to create pangs of nostalgia. Parents who grew up enjoying the sweet taste want their kids to enjoy chugging the fun. What better time than going in to summer, when thirst seems to be at an all-time high? Sam wants to hand it out when the neighborhood kids come over. So, we bought SunnyD.
When we got back home to our cupcake project I was inspired to switch up my recipewe used SunnyD in our cupcakes and the buttercream frosting. Sam was fascinated with my method of making the buttercream roses. It really does look impressive but it is quite simple to pull off. Heres the recipe for our cupcakes; Sam named them Sunny Summer Flowers.
SUNNY SUMMER FLOWER CUPCAKES
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 stick butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup SunnyD
- Preheat oven to 350*
- Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time, and beat until light and fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder and salt and gradually add into the batter. Mix in Sunny D at the end.
- Fill cupcake liners approximately 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until center springs back.
- Makes 12 small disappearing cupcakes.
SUNNY BUTTERCREAM ROSES
- 1 stick butter (room temperature)
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons SunnyD
- orange or yellow gel food coloring
- Blend butter for one minute on medium speed. Gradually add powdered sugar, then add salt and SunnyD.
- Separate frosting into two equal parts; add food coloring to one.
- Put a Wilton 2D tip on the end of a large piping bag.
- Fill a second bag with the “natural” frosting and a third bag with orange colored frosting.
- Insert both bags into the larger bag so they take equal space.
- Pipe roses starting in the center of the cupcake and working outwards. The frosting will naturally swirl the colors and naturally your kids will be impressed.
Im not sure if Sam or I ate the most but I know we both greatly appreciated our creations. Sam wants to make more–to hand out to the neighborhood kids this summer. I love that generous hearted kid!
If youd like to try the Tangy Original SunnyD in a glass or a cupcake–or you want to share it with the neighborhodd–Sams Club is featuring it on an end-cap display with a Rollback price through July. After that you can still buy it, but youll find it in the usual refrigerated section then. You can visit WhereFunBegins.net for more great summertime ideas!