Hidden Treasure Cupcakes Recipe

Hidden Treasure Cupcakes

I haven’t made the Hidden Treasure Cupcake recipe, but if I had a small child, I know I would.  Because you can let the kids discover the hidden treasure inside.  These cupcakes are for a little kids birthday party (age 6 to 8).

Hidden Treasure Cupcakes Recipe

Hidden Treasure Cupcakes

1 package (18 ¼ oz.) chocolate cake mix

24 Swiss cake rolls

1 can (16 oz.) vanilla frosting

blue food coloring

yellow food coloring

Assorted candies:  Jolly Ranchers, Nerds, skull and fish hard candies

                                                                                Wilton icing decorations

chocolate coins

Preheat oven to 350F.  Bake 24 cupcakes; 18 to 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan, then cool completely.

Meanwhile, cut cake rolls lengthwise (do not cut through); set aside.  Place two tablespoons frosting in a small bowl; set aside.  Tint remaining frosting with blue food coloring; frost cupcakes.

Place a cake roll on each cupcake.  Decorate with assorted candies.  Tint reserved frosting with yellow food coloring; place in a resealable plastic bag.  Cut a small hole in a corner of bag; pipe latches onto chest.

Put Wilton icing decorations (fish, seaweed and stars) and chocolate coins near the cupcakes.


(Recipe for the Hidden Treasure Cupcakes; came from Taste of Home Cupcakes For Every Season, page 71-72, display until April 5, 2011)         

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