ICEE CUPCAKES

ICEE Cupcakes – this easy and fun cupcake recipe has a cherry ICEE frosting! Mini cupcakes with icing and a free printable label – kids LOVE THESE!

Softball season is officially over. It’s kind of sad, really, because Jordan loved it so much. I will not miss having to get dinner ready for her at 4:00 and packing it up in a cooler for Mel and I. Nor will I miss the post-school night-game whining.

I will miss watching Jordan learn how to catch. And watching her hit, without a tee, for entire games.

Last weekend I volunteered to host the end-of-the-year softball party. For 12 first-graders, their parents, and siblings.

Yes, I’m certifiably insane.

But I love doing it. Even when I was going crazy on Friday trying to get the house clean and do last minute prep and make eight dozen mini cupcakes, when I was growling “why do I do this???” at my husband, I still was having fun.

INGREDIENTS

  •  1 box yellow cake mix made and baked as directed in mini cupcake pans — about 4 dozen cupcakes
  •  1 cup  room temperature unsalted butter
  •  4  cups powdered sugar
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1 small box cherry Jell-O mix
  •  1-2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice or milk for consistency
  •  Red straws
  •  ICEE label and extra cupcake liners — as seen in photos

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Beat butter until fluffy in a very large bowl. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and mix well between additions. Beat in salt.
  2. Add cherry Jell-O powder and beat until combined. Add maraschino cherry juice and/or to the mixture until you get a good frosting consistency.
  3. Squeeze onto the top of cupcakes in on large mound. Cut each red straw in fourths and stick into icing. If your frosting seems gritty at first, try adding a little cream or milk and mixing, adding more powdered sugar if needed to thicken.
  4. …………………………….

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