Spring Cupcake Recipes

Spring Cupcake Bouquet

These pretty cupcakes are made with crushed pineapple and frosted with a creamy orange marmalade frosting. A prefect way to welcome spring!

45 min.prep time 1:30total time
24 cupcakes
252 Ratings

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package butter recipe yellow cake mix
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/4 cup water
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained

Frosting

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
4 to 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup orange marmalade

Decorations

Assorted candies, marshmallows, nuts, decorator sugars etc.

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine all cupcake ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed 30 seconds. Increase speed to high; beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Fill each prepared muffin cup 2/3 full. Bake 16-19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese in bowl. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add 4 cups powdered sugar and marmalade; beat at low speed until well mixed. Beat at high speed until creamy, adding additional powdered sugar for desired spreading consistency.

Frost cooled cupcakes. Decorate as desired to create flowers. Store covered in refrigerator.

Recipe Tip

- Make both mini and regular-sized cupcakes for an extra special bouquet. Bake mini cupcakes 13-15 minutes.

- Use green licorice and spearmint leaves to create stems and leaves on plate.

- To make daisies, cut large marshmallows into 5 slices. Use round candy for center and arrange marshmallow slices around candy. Sprinkle with yellow decorator sugar.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake without decorations)

Calories: 300

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 55mg

Sodium: 250mg

Carbohydrates: 41g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #14300©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I used this recipe for my daughter's spring break party... I had a blast making these cupcakes with my girls. All of their friends loved them as well as the school staff. Their just simply beautiful, fun to make and so yummy to eat... =0)
Simply amazing to welcome spring!, but I'm not a big fan of pineapples.

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