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      Twinklie Cupcakes

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      The Cupcakes:

      1 box of yellow cake mix

      1 box of instant vanilla pudding powder

      1 1/2 cups buttermilk

      1 tablespoon vanilla extract

      1/3 cup of canola oil

      4 eggs


      Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line prepared cupcake pans with 18 cupcake liners. Using stand mixer, gradually blend all ingredients together: yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding (as powder), vanilla extract, oil, and eggs. After 30 seconds of mixing ingredients together, scrape your bowl down with a rubber spatula to make sure no ingredients are left on the bottom of the bowl. Mix again for 1-2 minutes until batter is whipped and creamy. Using an ice cream scoop, fill each cupcake liner about 1/2 full. Bake at 325 for appox. 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of cupcake comes out clean.

      The Filling & Frosting:

      13 oz marshmallow cream

      1 cup softened unsalted butter

      1 teaspoon vanilla extract

      About 7-8 cups powdered sugar


      In stand mixer, whip marshmallow cream, butter and vanilla extract together until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar until frosting is thick enough for filling/piping. (you will know if frosting is stiff enough if it has soft peaks when you touch it). The more powdered sugar you add, the thicker frosting/filling will get-so if filling/frosting isn't reaching desired texture, continue to add more powdered sugar. If you want a creamier filling/frosting add less powdered sugar.