That is when I remembered making the Fruit Punch Cupcakes and had thought about trying different variations with Crystal Lite (or Great Value hehe) Sugar Free Drink Powder.
I had a Fudge Chocolate cake mix in the cupboard and some cherry flavored drink mix. And here is what they make when combined:
Cherry Covered Chocolate Cupcakes
Any variation of chocolate cake mix will do. Mix per directions on box and add 1/2 tub/tube of cherry drink mix. Bake per cupcake directions.
1/2 cup Crisco
2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 tub Cherry Drink Mix
Combine the first 4 ingredient in a mixing bowl and mix well. Add powdered sugar a bit at a time until you get a nice fluffy consistency. Add Cherry Drink Mix and mix well. Add more milk if needed. Beat on high until light and fluffy.
Put icing into a ziplock bag to pipe the icing on the cupcakes. Start with a dollop in the center and then start on the outside edge and work toward the middle and up over the center. This gives it some height.
If I had had some marachino cherries on hand I probably would have added one to the top of each cupcake. yummmm....
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Laken, my 4yo, likes to help pipe the icing on the cupcakes. I can't even begin to explain the difficulty of piping icing with two extra hands moving and squeezing the ziplock bag. lol
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