Moist Mardis Gras Cupcakes

Moist Mardis Gras Cupcakes

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These Mardis Gras themed cupcakes are spiked for your tastebuds! The cakes are slightly spicy and super moist from the rum. They’re fun to make with the different colored dyes and super cute! Bring these festive cupcakes for Fat Tuesday!

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Time needed

15 min preparation + 24 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 box French Vanilla cake mix
  • 1 pkg. instant French vanilla pudding mix
  • ½ C. whole milk
  • ½ C. butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ C. spiced rum
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • Buttercream frosting
  • Purple, green, yellow (or gold) food coloring

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, milk, butter, eggs, rum, vanilla, and spices. Divide the batter into thirds and place a few drops of the food coloring. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Fill the cupcake wrappers, ⅓ purple, ⅓ yellow, and a ⅓ green. Only fill the cups ¾ of the way. Bake the muffins for 22-24 minutes. Once they cool, ice the cakes and serve!

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