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Friday, January 25, 2013

Lucky Charms Cupcakes [Recipe & Pictures]

The other day, while grocery shopping, I bought some Lucky Charms on a whim. I guess I forgot that I never can eat super sugary cereal in the morning, or something, so it sat in my cabinet for about a week (minus the bit Chloe ate. Seventeen year olds.) until today when we decided we wanted to make cupcakes.
 
After searching for recipes, all I could find was “make a boxed cupcake mix, top with Lucky Charms.” Um, no. I want cereal in my batter. Also, I want to MAKE CUPCAKES, not stir and bake.
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For a complete recipe and some pictures, keep on reading:

1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flower
1 cup crushed Lucky Charm pieces (cereal only!)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup cold milk
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Preheat oven to 350°F.
Bake Time: 18-24 minutes.
Yield: 12 cupcakes.
+Separate out marshmallow bits from the Lucky Charm cereal, set marshmallows aside, and crush up cereal pieces.

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+Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
+In a separate bowl, stir together all dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture; stir in milk.
+Pour batter into cupcake liners, then sprinkle a few marshmallows into each, reserving most of them for topping later.
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These are the textures you’re looking for- the cereal should be crumbly, but not complete powder either. Don’t worry about a food processor, just use a ziplock bag and a rolling pin. The batter will be chunky. It’s okay.

Let them completely cool after baking, and then ice them. We just used the store bought kind. Then, top them with the remaining marshmallows. I don’t know if it was just our box, but we had SO MANY MOONS. Most of the shapes I remember were missing, but man, we had some MOONS.
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And that’s it! They’re not super sweet, but the icing/marshmallows make up for it, for sure. If you make these, please let me know how they turned out :)

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15 comments:

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  2. These look yummy. Found you through the Aloha blog hop. http://georgielee.blogspot.com

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  3. These are adorable! I'm now following (via blog hop) and hope you'll visit and follow back :)
    Susan
    www.mustlovejunk.blogspot.com

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  4. These are cute and look yummy - I like less sweet! Now following, would love to have you stop by www.decoratevintage.blogspot.com

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    Thanks
    Angie

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  7. Cupcakes look delicious....
    I am your newest follower via Aloha Friday,
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  8. Yum! These look scrumptious - I always did enjoy Lucky Charms :)

    Found you through the Aloha Friday blog hop. I am now following you and I look forward to visiting again.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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  9. @Georgie Lee Thanks :D I'm now following you back!

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  10. @must love junk Checked out your blog, I'm following you back! Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. @Marium They were quite good! You should try them out :D I'm following you back!

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  12. @Angie Ouellette-Tower Thank you so much! I'm still trying to get my footing, so that's nice to hear. I'm following you back :)

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  13. @Amy Hi! I'm following you back now! (And they were very delicious!)

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  14. @Stephanie Best Cereal Ever! I'm following you back now!

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