Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fortune Cookie Cupcakes

I got this recipe out of this book:

It is such a fun book - especially when you have kids! There are lots of creative recipes. Best of all, they all start with a cake mix! So easy. And who doesn't love cute, yummy cupcakes?! She recommends wrapping your fortunes in foil, but I was fresh out. So I wrapped ours in mini foil cupcake papers and they worked great! I also baked mini cupcakes and didn't use cupcake papers. I just greased the pan really well. I thought they turned out perfect. The fortunes still totally baked inside, well hidden.


1 package plain yellow cake mix
1 package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 tsp almond extract

2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp almond extract
1 TBSP milk
slivered almonds

Place the cake mix, pudding mix, milk, oil, eggs, and almond extract in a large mixing bowl. Blend on low speed for 30 seconds.
Scrape down sides. Blend again on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Fill muffin cups about 1/3 of the way full of batter.
Place a foil wrapped fortune in each muffin cup on top of the batter.

Top each fortune with another scoop of batter, so that the cups are 2/3rds full.
Bake the cupcakes until they are golden brown and spring back when lightly pressed with your finger. About 20 -22 minutes. (I baked the mini cupcakes for 12-13 minutes.)
Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to continue cooling.
Top with powdered sugar glaze and one slivered almond when completely cool.


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