Polka Dot Cupcakes

Polka Dot Cupcakes
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A creamy center and a cute polka dot top let you skip the frosting on these cupcakes.
60 min
Prep Time
1:25
Total Time
12 cupcakes

Ingredients

Filling

4 ounces
cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)
1 tablespoon
freshly grated lime zest

Cupcakes

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Line 12 muffin pans cups with paper baking cups; set aside.
  2. Combine all filling ingredients in bowl; beat until well mixed. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl; set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Reserve1/2 cup batter; place into bowl. Tint with paste food colors, as desired. Set aside.
  6. Spoon 1 tablespoon untinted batter into each baking cup, spreading evenly. Top each with 1 tablespoon filling and 3 tablespoons untinted batter. Smooth tops.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
Cholesterol
45mg
Carbohydrates
38g
Protein
4g
Fat
12g
Sodium
340mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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