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Pink Squirrel Cupcakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Pink Squirrel Cupcakes are reminiscent of the popular ice cream drink, the Pink Squirrel.

Course: Cupcakes, Dessert
Keyword: cupcakes, frosting, Pink Squirrel
Servings: 18 cupcakes
  • 1 box funfetti cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons  creme de almond liqueur or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons  creme de cacao or 1 teaspoon chocolate flavoring
  • 24  cupcake liners
  • 1 container funfetti vanilla frosting
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons # 5 silver dragees
  • 18 creme de pirouline artisan rolled wafers
  1. Preheat oven to 350º Line muffin tin with paper liners, set aside.
  2. Blend cake mix, eggs, oil, water, creme de almond or almond extract, creme de cacao or chocolate flavoring in a large bowl until moistened. Beat with a mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.

  3. Bake at 350º for 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Remove cupcakes to wire rack, cool completely. Frost when cool.
  5. For Frosting:
  6. In medium bowl stir until combined, container of frosting, 1 teaspoon almond extract and 2 drops red food coloring.
  7. Frost cupcakes and decorate with dragees and de Pirouline rolled wafers.