Thursday, March 15, 2012

Neapolitan Cupcakes

Neapolitan cupcakes

The twins love to cook and bake with me.  

We had thought of these cupcakes a while back and decided to save them for 
when they were on Spring Break.

good shot of all three flavors of cake

We didn't make the cake from scratch, but we did the frosting that way.


I will tell you, this makes A LOT of cupcakes.

It made 60 to be exact.

how pretty these would be for a wedding shower??

I will be bringing these to church tomorrow night for the weekly Lenten Fish Fry!!

who wants one??

Neapolitan Cupcakes

1 box strawberry cake mix, made according to box instructions
1 box chocolate cake mix, made according to box instructions
1 box white cake mix, mad according to box (egg white only) instructions + add 2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line cupcake pan with liners.

Spoon batter into liners randomly.
Basically you are using a 1/3 of each batter in each liner.

I alternated which colors ended up on top.

Bake for 17-18 minutes.

Cool before frosting.

To Frost: I made 3 different buttercream frostings.

For the white: 1 stick butter, 4 cups powdered sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, about 1/4 cup milk.

For the strawberry:  1 stick butter, 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup Hershey's strawberry ice cream syrup.

For the chocolate:  1 stick butter,  1/2 cup cocoa, 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, dash of salt, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/4 cup milk.

No secret to the buttercream, make it like any frosting.  Creaming  the butter first in the mixer.  Then adding sugar and wet ingredients alternately.

Frost and decorate with jimmies, pearls or sprinkles.



  1. Pretty & yummy cupcakes!!!! I love all your scrumptious recipes!!!!

  2. So pretty! I love Neopolitan ice cream and these are making me want some now! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  3. These cupcakes look so pretty:)


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