These cupcakes are made with lemon cake mix. There's strawberry Jell-O inside and also in the frosting. They're sure to be a favorite!
1 box of lemon cake mix (I use Betty Crocker) and the ingredients called for on the box
Large package of Strawberry Jell-0, divided use
Remainder of the Jell-O package
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/3 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
2 egg whites
Garnish with strawberry slices and lemon twists, if desired
Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Fill cupcake paper liners half-full with batter, put 1/8 tsp of Jello powder in center and cover with more cake mix till cup is 3/4 full. (I sprinkled some on top too and gently swired it in till powder is wet.) Bake cupcakes according to box directions. Frosting: In top of double boiler, combine all ingredients. Place over rapidly boiling water. (Do not let water touch bottom of the pan.) Beat ingredients on high for 7 minutes or till stiff peaks form. Do not overcook. Remove from heat. Continue to beat about two minutes or till frosting holds a deep swirl. Cool the frosting in the refrigerator. After cooled, spread on the cupcakes. Top with fresh strawberry slices and lemon twists.
Number of servings: Makes 24 cupcakes