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Celebrate your good efforts on Earth Day with this sweet otherworldly treat. After you and your friends work together to clean up your neighborhood or plant a tree, invite them back to help make some delicious Earth Day cupcakes. This activity is easy and simple but will need help from an adult.
- Muffin tins
- Mixing bowls
- Mixer (hand or standing)
- Green gel food coloring
- Blue gel food coloring
- Cupcake liners
- (1) Package of Classic White Cake Mix
- (1) Cup water
- (3) Large egg whites
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- (1) Container (16 oz.) vanilla frosting
- Blue sugar sprinkles (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place cupcake liners in 24 muffin cups.
- Add cake mix, water, egg whites, and vegetable oil to a large bowl.
- Mix on low speed until combined (30 seconds).
- Beat on medium speed for two minutes.
- Pour half the batter into a medium bowl (about two cups).
- Add a few drops of green food coloring to one bowl of batter.
- Add a few drops of blue food coloring to the other bowl of batter.
- Stir until blended and desired shade of green or blue is achieved.
- Alternate layering green and blue batter in the muffin cups.
- Fill about 2/3 of the way up.
- Bake cupcakes for 16 – 19 minutes.
- All ovens are different so watch cupcakes closely.
- Insert a toothpick in the middle of a cupcake. If it comes out clean, the cupcakes are done.
- Cool muffins completely before frosting.
- Use white frosting to frost the top of the cupcakes.
- Tip: scoop the white frosting into a mixing bowl.
- Use a mixer to whip the frosting for about 1 minute. (This helps make the frosting easier to spread!)
- Optional: Add blue sugar sprinkles on the white cloud frosting – it looks like rain.
- We measure electrical energy in watts and food energy is measured in calories.
- When a food item lists an amount of calories, that is how much potential energy your body could get from eating or drinking the item
- Calories are not good or bad, they are energy for our bodies. We need enough to fuel our bodies.