So yesterday I told you about Kool-Aid icing, today we’ll talk about what we made to put the icing on it. Yep you guessed it, mini muffins!
- Mini muffin tins
- Paper for mini muffins
- White cake mix (required on the pack, oil, water & eggs)
- Cherry pie filling and or chocolate chip
If you followed the recipe for the mini muffins for the firemen, we had put down Betty Crocker as the brand for the cake mix, since it had worked pretty well. This time around I had found Duncan Hines on special, so I used it and it came out so much better, the batter was a lot fluffier, so a definitive recommendation on this one.
He wanted to try opening the mix, then he dumped it in. After that we added the water, oil and egg whites.
Then he mixed it like usual with the hand mixer. See that fluffy batter?
Then I pre-heated the oven to what the cake mix said and filled the mini muffins tray with the papers and then the mix of course.
After 5 minutes (half time), I pulled them out and added cherry pie filling on top (I put 1 cherry), allowing it to sink in since the cake wasn’t fully baked yet, but just enough that it wouldn’t since pass the middle. I also did the same with chocolate chips with 3 chocolate chips for Nico. Back into the oven it went… After that it was a matter of checking the mini muffins with a cake tester (or a toothpick) to see, if the mini muffins was all baked (just be careful not to hit the filling), pulling them out and letting them cool off.
With some Kool-Aid icing I decorated 1 of each kind of mini muffins and put a little strawberry from Welch’s fruit snack gummies on top of each, so they looked the same, making it a surprise for the recipient as to what they would get inside when taking a bit.
Since no one in the family really cares for icing, I took a photo and called our sweet tooth neighbour for a little Saturday afternoon surprise
One more very special baked good is coming tomorrow, be sure to come back for it