Betty Crocker's Fun da-middles provided the perfect excuse to use my new hand mixer. The hand mixer was a birthday gift to myself. Hand mixers are very inexpensive (I paid $6 at my local Walmart) and I've learned how handy they can be in the kitchen! I've baked many cakes and noticed a difference when using the mixer. The biggest thing I noticed was the batter was less lumpy and fluffier.
I was skeptical that there would be enough batter for 12 full cupcakes. I rarely squeeze out 12 cupcakes when using one box. Perhaps the mixer and measuring with a large spoon helped.
-In a large mixing bowl, I added the cupcake mix, 2 eggs, 3/4 cup of water, and 1/3 cup of cooking oil. I slowly mixed the combined ingredients together while the oven preheated.
-In a 12 cup muffin pan, I added a paper cup inside of each slot.
-With a large spoon, I scooped a heaping spoonful of batter into each cup. Make sure that you wash your hands as you may need to use your fingers to help scrape the batter from your spoon.
***Remember to only fill each cup up to 1/3 full and set aside the remainder***
-Snip the corner off of the filling packet and divide filling between all 12 cupcakes. I had to use my fingers. The filling was sticky and had a texture of marshmallow fluff. I stole a taste of the filling and the fluff is the best way to describe the taste. It wasn't too sweet and overwhelming.
-Divide the remaining batter over the 12 cupcakes. Be sure to cover the filling.
-Bake in the oven until the top is light golden brown. When I bake cakes and cupcakes, I like to touch the top and many times it's finished baking when it feels spongy. Other times, I use a toothpick. Due to the filling in the FUN da-middles, it's difficult to check them with a toothpick.
I pulled the pan out of the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. I noticed the features don't quite look the same as the box when I tried to cut the cupcake open. It might have been too hot to cut with a knife at that time.
Didn't matter! My mouth watered with anticipation. At that moment, I longed for the delectable, sweet goodness sitting in front of me.
Normally, when it comes to most baked goods, I have to pass. Living with toothaches can be torture. These cupcakes however, had a light vanilla taste and didn't taste like pure sugar.
Want to know a secret? SSshhhhhh.....you cannot tell anyone....I ate TWO!!
PRIZE: One winner will receive a prize pack with the following:
One sample of new Betty Crocker Fun da-middles cupcake mix
One cupcake pan
One oven mitt
One package of cupcake liners
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