Over the weekend, a jingle of the ice cream vendor's truck made me want to enjoy a little Spring right now...even tho the temp was 48 degrees and overcast...and reminded me of what I always got: a Creamsicle! Then...the question was could I create a creamsicle cupcake?
I just happened to have a Duncan Hines orange cake mix...oh boy!...and vanilla pudding...another oh boy!...and Marshmallow Fluff! All this was too much heaven....
BTW: did you know that the popsicle was invented by 11-year-old Frank Epperson in 1905. Epperson (1894-1983) lived in San Francisco, California. He had left a fruit drink out overnight (with a stirrer in it), and it froze, making a new treat. His frozen treat was originally called the Epsicle. Epperson got a patent on his "frozen ice on a stick" many years later, in 1923. The Epsicle was later renamed the popsicle. Epperson also invented the twin popsicle (with two sticks so it could be shared by two children), Fudgsicle, Creamsicle and Dreamsicle.
Layla...who doesn't eat popsicles...but does really enjoy Frosty Paws...definitely was interested in these cupcakes...but isn't she always??
One question....what song does your ice cream truck play as it winds its way around the neighborhood?
Here's the recipe for a little early Spring:
1 box Duncan Hines Orange Supreme Cake Mix
1 box Jello Vanilla Pudding (not instant)
Follow directions on box and add in the box of vanilla pudding
Follow rest of box instructions.
Fluff 7-Minute Frosting
1 c. Marshmallow Fluff
2 egg whites, at room temperature
1 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
In double-boiler top over hot, not boiling water, combine all ingredients except vanilla. With hand mixer, beat until soft peaks form. Remove from heat and continue beating until stiff. Beat in vanilla. Makes enough to frost 24 cupcakes.
Have a GREAT week!
And remember to Rock On, CQ
Posted by Cupcake Queen at Monday, March 31, 2008