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Mini Neapolitan Cupcakes

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 24

Chocolate cupcakes are sliced into three and filled with a pretty piping of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry buttercream. Delicious and easy as can be! ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
September 24, 2014


cans Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
cup water
cans Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
cans Betty Crocker™ Whipped strawberry frosting
box Betty Crocker™ devil's food cake mix or Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
tablespoons butter


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  • 1
    In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, water, butter, and eggs. Spoon into 24 muffin tins lined with parchment cupcake papers and bake in an oven preheated to 350°F for 18-21 minutes, or just until the cake springs back when touched lightly with a finger.
  • 2
    Cool cupcakes completely. (Place in freezer for 15 minutes before frosting to really firm up the cake). With a VERY sharp knife, gently slice the top off each cupcake, then slice the remaining bottom portion of the cupcake into two pieces.
  • 3
    Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip with Betty Crocker™ vanilla buttercream frosting. Pipe on top of the bottom layer of each cupcake.
  • 4
    Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip with Betty Crocker™ chocolate frosting. Pipe on top of the middle layer of each cupcake.
  • 5
    Carefully assemble the cupcakes by placing the second layer on top of the first, frosting sides will be pointed up for both layers. Place the top of cupcake on the chocolate frosting layer, then pipe strawberry frosting on top of the each cupcake from a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
  • 6
    Serve and enjoy!

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More About This Recipe
  • These Mini Neapolitan Cupcakes are easy, but your partygoers will think you bought out the bakery...they're that impressive!

    They say Neapolitan had this complex about being short and looking in the mirror a lot. Or was that Napoleon? Or am I getting it all confused with Narcissus?

    Regardless of the historical accuracy of this post, you're about to discover cupcakes boosted to extreme heights with three layers of gorgeous frosted color, and a whole lotta pretty. Neo and Narc would be so proud!

    Don't you love those bake-shoppe finished products that you can make from a box? Just one stop down the baking aisle and you've got everything you need. No fussy ingredients or need for wacky craft supplies. Cake, icing, heaven.

    This recipe is one of those recipes. So easy, but so gorgeous.

    (Note to eagle-eyed readers: divert your attention from the "Chocolate Caramel" frosting. It was a mis-grab when I went to the store, and you definitely want a straight chocolate icing for this recipe, although that chocolate caramel – mmm!)

    Bake your cupcakes, cool completely, then slice the tops from each cuppie with a sharp knife. Slice the bottom half of the cupcake in half as well. I found it easy to keep my work area organized by laying the top, middle, and bottom section of each cupcake in a row on a baking sheet.

    Now, fit an icing bag with a large star tip and start piping!

    Vanilla on the bottom, chocolate in the middle. Place the bottom layers together, then pipe strawberry up top.

    Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! These babies are photo – and party – ready!

    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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