My kids lovelovelove to make sweet treats for the officer in our life (okay, maybe I do a little, too). Not only do we enjoy making yummy treats for my husband, we like making them for the officers in his department, too. Why not spread the love? So, of course, it is fun to make any treat into a thin blue line version like thin blue line cupcakes to show support for law enforcement!
These cupcakes were super easy to make!
I took one box of Devil’s Food Cake Mix (Duncan Hines) and prepared it using the box directions for the chocolate part of the cupcake.
Next, I took Classic White Cake Mix (Duncan Hines) and prepared it using the box directions. I then added 6-8 drops of blue food coloring to turn the white cake mix blue.
Once both cake mixes were mixed together well, I lined a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. I began by pouring the chocolate cake mix into a gallon size Ziploc bag. I cut a small tip off in one corner of the bag so I could gently squeeze the cake mix into the bottom of each cupcake liner. I filled the liner 1/3 of the way full with chocolate cake mix. Be sure not to overfill-you need to leave room for the blue cake mix.
Once all 12 liners were filled with chocolate cake mix, I repeated the same process for the blue cake mix. I poured the blue cake mix into a Ziploc bag, snipped off the corner tip, and gently squeezed blue mix on top of the chocolate cake mix. Do not fill to the top because you have one more layer to go!
Then, for the last layer, top the blue layer with another layer of chocolate cake mix.
Looking good already, right?
Now bake them for approximately 15-20 minutes @350 degrees Fahrenheit until the batter is set. If you stick a toothpick in, it should come out clean.
For the icing, you can make your own or use your favorite store bought cream cheese icing. Just like we did with the cake mix, pour the icing into a Ziploc bag, snip off the corner tip and firmly press all icing towards the bottom of the bag. Tip: You can also add a metal decorating tip inside the Ziploc bag when applying the icing but it is not required. It does help create thickness or a design in the icing.
To apply the icing:
Hold the icing bag near the TOP and firmly but slowly squeeze the icing out of the bag. When decorating the cupcake, I recommend putting the icing bag tip in the CENTER of the cupcake and swirling counter-clockwise for the swirl like effect you see.
How good do these look? All you have left to do is decorate them with your favorite blue sprinkles or jimmies and your done!
Look at that perfect thin blue line!
These thin blue line cupcakes turned out to be super moist, easy, and my husband loved them!
What desserts would you LOVE to see turned into a thin blue line version?
Thin Blue Line Cupcakes
Delicious thin blue line cupcakes to show support to local law enforcement!
- 1 Box Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake Mix
- 1 Box Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix
- 6 large eggs
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups water
- Blue 6-8 drops Food coloring
- Blue sprinkles
- 12 regular Cupcake Liners
- 1 container Cream Cheese Icing
- Ziploc bags gallon size
Mix Devil’s Food Cake Mix using box instructions (usually 3 eggs, 1 cup of water, and 1/3 cup of vegetable oil). Set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix classic white cake mix using box instructions (usually 3 eggs, 1 cup of water, and 1/3 cup of vegetable oil). Add 6-8 drops of blue food coloring to the class white mix. Set aside.
Line a cupcake pan with 12 regular sized cupcake liners.
Take a gallon size Ziploc bag and fill it with the devil’s food cake mix. Snip off one small corner of the bag. Gently squeeze the devil’s food cake mix into each cupcake liner filling it 1/3 of the way full.
Next, take another gallon size Ziploc bag and fill it with the the blue cake mix. Snip off one small corner of the bag. Gently squeeze the blue cake mix into each cupcake liner filling it another 1/3 of the way full.
Repeat step number 4 by squeezing another layer of devil’s food cake mix on top of the blue cake mix.
Cook on 350 degress F for 15-20 until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool for about an hour.
Take the store bought cream cheese icing and place it in a clean gallon sized Ziploc bag. You can cut the tip off or place a metal decorator tip inside the bag before you fill it with icing.
Firmly squeeze the icing onto the cupcake and quickly swirl the icing bag counter-clockwise.
Decorate with blue sprinkles.
Enjoy yourself or share with the officer in your life!
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