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Memorial Day Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 22 mins
Other time 55 mins
Yield Makes 24 cupcakes
Spreading frosting on cupcakes can be time-consuming. You'll love our quick-and-easy way using a zip-top plastic freezer bag.

Ingredients

How to Make It

  1. Place 24 paper baking cups in muffin pans. Prepare Graduation Cake batter as directed, and spoon into baking cups, filling two-thirds full.

  2. Bake at 350° for 18 to 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans to wire rack, and cool 45 minutes or until completely cool.

  3. Place all of Cream Cheese Frosting in a zip-top plastic freezer bag. Cut off 1 corner of bag to make a hole (about 1 inch in diameter). Squeeze a small amount of frosting on top of each cupcake. Sprinkle each frosted cupcake with red-, white-, and blue-colored sprinkles, or top each with 1 red, 1 white, and 1 blue jelly bean.

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Cook's Notes

To make ahead, bake and cool cake layers or cupcakes as directed. Do not frost and decorate. Double wrap in plastic wrap and heavy-duty aluminum foil or place in airtight containers, and freeze up to 1 month.