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Earth Day Cupcakes

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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
  • Spatulas
  • 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.

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