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Dessert

Neapolitan Cupcakes

These festive cupcakes can be made in a flash, thanks to prepared brownie and vanilla cake mixes.

Serving Size:

24

Active Time:

15 min.

Total Time:

35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.2 oz.) pkg. dark chocolate brownie mix
  • 1 (16.5 oz.) pkg. white or yellow cake mix
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups prepared vanilla frosting
  • ¼ cup seedless strawberry jam, such as Smucker’s
  • Liquid red food coloring (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners.
  2. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for fudgy brownies. Prepare cake batter as package directs. Divide brownie batter evenly among muffin-pan wells. Repeat with cake batter. Bake 20 to 22 min. or until done. Let cool.
  3. Using electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese 30 sec. or until smooth. Add frosting and jam; beat 1 min. or until smooth. Tint pink with food coloring, if desired. Pipe tops of cupcakes with frosting. Garnish with fresh strawberries, if desired.

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