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Easy Strawberry Burst Kidcakes #DuncanHines

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations 04 photo Cupcakes002.jpgEasy Strawberry Burst Kidcakes

Made with Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Strawberry Shortcake Flavor Mix

Looking for that perfect project to do with the kids? Try making "Easy Strawberry Burst Kidcakes" with the little ones this weekend! My grandson, Gauge, loves making cupcakes and these are his favorite. He is only 4 years old and you can see in the picture(s) cupcakes that he made, frosted, and decorated with very little assistance.  If he can do it, you can too!

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations 07 photo Cupcakes018.jpgWith a little patience and prep work the kids don’t make too big of a mess and they have a real sense of accomplishment when their done. Everyone gets a sweet treat out of the deal, so it’s worth the mess!

Strawberry cupcakes are always in season! This recipe takes strawberry cake mix and frosting creations to the next level. "Easy Strawberry Burst Kidcakes" are so easy to make that you should grab the kids and start having some fun right away!

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations photo Cupcakes031.jpgYou will need:

1 box of Duncan Hines® Signature Strawberry Supreme Cake Mix
1 1/3 cups of smashed Frozen Strawberries (defrosted)
          - If you garden you could use fresh ones this summer!
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
3 Large Eggs

1 packet of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Strawberry Shortcake Flavor Mix
1 can of Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter
15 Frozen Strawberries (sliced in half)

Cooking Spray, Butter, or Shortening
Wire Rack
Cupcake Pans (that accommodate 24 to 30 cupcakes)
Whisk or Mixer
Frosting Spreader(s)


Cupcake Liners
1/4 cup Flour (High Altitude)
Paper Towels
Cupcake Tree or Tower

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations 03 photo Cupcakes001.jpgInstructions:

If you have metal or glass pans Preheat your Oven to 350°F
     - 325°F for dark or coated pans
     - High Altitude (over 3,500 ft.) Heat Oven to 350°F

Grease the side and bottom of each pan with Shortening, Butter Flavored Cooking Spray, or Whatever you prefer

Decide if you will be using Baking Cups for your Cupcakes
     - Add them and Grease them as well if you choose to use them

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations 11 photo Cupcakes027.jpgFlour the pans (cupcake liners) lightly
     - You can use regular flour, a flour cooking spray in the previous step, or just use some of the Duncan Hines® Signature Strawberry Supreme Cake Mix

Whisk together gently for about 2 minutes (or on low in a mixer for 30 seconds) the:
          - Duncan Hines® Signature Strawberry Supreme Cake Mix
          - Smashed Frozen Strawberries (defrosted)
                    - Just smash with a potato masher
          - Vegetable Oil
          - 3 Large Eggs
                    - Make sure you beat them a little before adding them in

          - High Altitude (over 3,500 ft.) Stir in 1/4 cup Flour into mix

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations 12 photo Cupcakes028.jpgWhen everything looks like it's coming together start whisking briskly for about 5 minutes (or 2 minutes on  medium speed if in a mixer)

Pour Batter into the Cupcake Pans and Bake Immediately

Bake in the Oven for 18 to 21 minutes.
     - Add 3 to 5 minutes to bake time for dark or coated pans.
     - Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes.
     - Cool completely before frosting.

Pour pack of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Strawberry Shortcake Flavor Mix into can of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter. Stir until evenly blended.

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations 10 photo Cupcakes026.jpgSpoon a Tbsp. of the well mixed Duncan Hines® Strawberry Shortcake Frosting onto each Cupcake.

Use a Frosting Spreader to evenly smooth out the frosting Duncan Hines® Strawberry Shortcake Frosting

Top with a Sliced Strawberry

Refrigerate to Set


Let the Kids Stir!
Let the Kids Decorate!
Let the Kids Lick the Spoon!

Makes 24 to 30 Cupcakes!

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations 08 photo Cupcakes022.jpgWhen we first tried the Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ none of us thought it would be anything special, but we were sure wrong! There are so many flavors and creative ways to use the flavor mix packets that the ideas keep flowing. Don’t forget to add some Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ to your shopping cart on your next trip to the store!

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