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Individual King Cakes

Individual King Cakes

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Although King Cakes are a part of Mardi Gras tradition, these cupcakes are a treat anytime of year.  A piece of candy is baked inside each cake to add to the fun.

serves 24 people


cost per recipe: $4.14

The price is determined by the national average.

  • 2 1/3

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 3/4

    cup unsalted butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)

  • 1 1/3

    cups sugar

  • 3


  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    cup buttermilkor 1 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

  • 24

    gum drops, Swedish fish or gummy bears

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How to Make It

Step 1

Heat the oven to 350°F. Place liners into 24 (2 1/2-inch) muffin-pan cups.

Step 2

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.

Step 3

Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes or until the mixture is light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat just until mixed.

Step 4

Add the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beating on low speed after each addition, just until mixed.

Step 5

Fill each cup about one quarter full with the batter. Drop 1 candy piece into each cup. Add more batter to the cup, filling each cup about three-quarters full.

Step 6

Bake for 20 minutes or until the cakes spring back when pressed gently.

Step 7

Let the cupcakes cool in the pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the pans and let them cool completely on the wire racks.

Recipe Tips

  • Serving Suggestion: When the cupcakes are completely cool, frost them with your favorite frosting.

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  • Angie B.

    June 20, 2005

    Individual King Cakes

    It was very good.

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