Polka Dot Cupcakes

Polka Dot Cupcakes

A creamy center and a cute polka dot top let you skip the frosting on these cupcakes.

60 min. prep time
12 cupcakes
000 Ratings



4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 Half Sticks (1/2 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup milk
Paste food color, as desired


Heat oven to 350ºF. Line 12 muffin pans cups with paper baking cups; set aside.

Combine all filling ingredients in bowl; beat until well mixed. Set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl; set aside. 

Place 1 cup sugar and butter in bowl; beat until creamy. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating at low speed after each addition, just until mixed.

Reserve 1/2 cup batter; place into bowl. Tint with paste food colors, as desired. Set aside.

Spoon 1 tablespoon untinted batter into each baking cup, spreading evenly. Top each with 1 tablespoon filling and 3 tablespoons untinted batter. Smooth tops.

Place tinted batter into resealable plastic food bag or pastry bag fitted with round 1/4-inch tip; snip one small corner from bag. Pipe 1/4-inch polka dots onto cupcake batter.

Bake 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs and cupcake is light golden brown. Cool completely.

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Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories: 280

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 340mg

Carbohydrates: 38g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #16103©2014Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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