Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Boo Berry Cupcakes and a FUN #NationalCerealLoversWeek Giveaway

I'm not sure if you are aware but it is National Cereal Lover's Week!!!! Yes, an entire week devoted to cereal and their lovers.  Well, that sounds weird but really, it is what it is.  

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you might be aware that I took a little trip to the General Mills World Headquarters and was fortunate enough to cook in Betty Crocker's Kitchen in preparation for National Cereal Lover's Week! I'm planning on writing a post about that very soon, but for the time being, I whipped up something super fun (and easy) to celebrate!  

Boo Berry Cupcakes!  What is a celebration without cupcakes?  Not much if you ask me.  Here is how I made them…oh yeah and there is a SUPER FUN COOL AWESOME FANTASTIC giveaway at the bottom of the page!  
 Start with your favorite white cake mix
Pour it into a bowl and prepare as directed on the box 
 Like so
 Once the cake batter is mixed up, grab a box of Boo Berry cereal.  This is my all time favorite.  Separate the marshmallows out of the cereal and set aside for now
 Take the little purple ghosts out and place them in a zip top bag.
 Seal the bag and smash them up
Pour them into the cake batter
 And gently fold into the batter
 Pour the batter into a linked cupcake pan and bake as directed on the back of the cake mix box.  I baked mine for about 19 minutes.
 Meanwhile, get to work on the frosting.   Start with two sticks of butter
Add powdered sugar 
 Add a little milk
And mix until fluffy. 
 Take the marshmallows you separated and pour them into a food processor
 Pulse to process the marshmallows
 Pour the marshmallows into the frosting and mix to combine.



 Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let cool
Once cool, pipe (or frost using a knife) the frosting onto the cupcakes 
 Top with additional Boo Berry Cereal.
 I mean for real, how cute are these little guys?
 Perfect for celebrating National Cereal Lover's Week
 Would you like to make them too?  Well I can help you out with that, along with my friends at General Mills and Hello Cereal.
 Here it is!  The Monsters Prize Pack!  Is that not the cutest box ever!? Let's see what's in it...
 First, a sampling of all of the Monsters Cereals.
An adorable Monster t-shirt 
 And recipe cards to inspire you to think outside of the box (ha get it?!)
 There it is, the entire Monsters Prize Pack!  Just in time for National Cereal Lover's Week and let's be honest HALLOWEEN!

So, to enter, please use the Rafflecopter widget below.  The giveaway is live starting NOW and will end at midnight this Sunday, October 20th.  I will pick the winner on Monday, October 21st and will announce it on the blog.  I will email the winner and if I do not hear back within 24 hours, I will pick a new winner.

Enter now and GOOD LUCK!  Happy National Cereal Lover's Week!

a Rafflecopter giveaway **DISCLAIMER: I was provided with the Monsters Prize Pack  however, my opinion of the Monsters Cereal is legit, I love it and General Mills did not pay me to say that.  Also, I did develop this recipe on my own. Over and out.**


Boo Berry Cupcakes

1 box of your favorite white cake mix + ingredients to prepare it
1/3 cup Boo Berry Cereal (minus the marshmallows)
1 cup butter at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tablespoons of milk
1/2 cup marshmallows from the Boo Berry Cereal
Additional Boo Berry Cereal to decorate

Start by preheating the oven according to the directions on the cake mix box.

Prepare the cake batter according to the directions on the box.

Take the Boo Berry Cereal (minus the marshmallows) and place it in a zip top bag.  Zip the top of the bag and crush the cereal.  Fold this into the cake batter.

Scoop the cake batter evenly into 24 paper lined cupcake cups.  Bake according to the directions on the back of the cake mix box.  Mine cooked for 19 minutes which was a little one the shorter end of the time.

Remove the cupcakes once they are cooked and set aside to cool.

To prepare the frosting, take the butter and powdered sugar and place them in a large bowl.  Pour in 3 tablespoons of milk in to start.  Mix using a hand mixer until fluffy.  If it seems a little thick, add the remaining tablespoon of milk.

Take the marshmallows and place them in a food processor and plus to crush them.  Pour them into the frosting and mix until fully incorporated.

Frost the cupcakes using a pastry bag and top or just a knife.

Decorate with additional Boo Berry Cereal and ENJOY!

Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz




5 comments:

  1. Is it wrong that one of the things I would enjoy about this prize, if I win, is seeing how my cat reacts to a box with eyeholes?

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  2. haha, I love the thought of the cats reaction. Every time something gets here, my cats jump in the box

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  3. These are my fiance's favorite cereals!

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  4. Wow, I hadn't even heard of a couple of these cereals! Count Chocula is one of my favorites, and the other two I've tried are also really good. Happy (early) Halloween!

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