I’ve never made a hi-hat cupcake before but the traditional ones are really cute!
Since the theme of the week is pink for KitchenAid’s annual Cook for Cure home parties, we kicked the traditional style aside to make pink hi-hat cupcakes. The process is really simple and you can of course take some shortcuts like I did with boxed white cake mix, food coloring and Smucker’s Magic Shell topping. Under that sweet and crunchy shell topping is a mountain of meringue frosting.
Even though I’m not able to host a Cook for the Cure party this year, I thought these would be a great addition to one of the many parties being hosted this week all over the country.
- 1 box white cake mix
- pink food coloring
- 3 egg whites
- 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
- ¼ cup warm water
- ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 1 bottle Smucker’s Magic Shell topping, cupcake flavor
- Prepare white cake mix as directed on box. Add a little pink food coloring to the batter. Bake as directed and set cupcakes aside to cool completely.
- Heat a pot over high heat with water until it comes to a low boil.
- Place a heat-proof bowl over the water pot.
- Use a hand mixer to blend egg whites, sugar, water and cream of tartar. Continue whisking on high speed for about 20 minutes until the frosting becomes thick and forms stiff peaks.
- Fill a piping bag with the frosting. Pipe the frosting on the cupcakes about 4 swirls high with a point on the top. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Place the Magic Shell topping in glass, whisk in a little pink food coloring and dip the top of each cupcake into the topping. Let the excess topping run off before placing the cupcake back into the refrigerator. Store cupcakes in refrigerator until ready to serve, up to 2 days.
About Cook for the Cure
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Cook for the Cure® gives people with a passion for cooking a way to support a meaningful cause. The program raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. From pink products and celebrity chef auctions to home-based fundraising events, this partnership between KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen® has raised more than $9 million over the past decade.
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