Individual King Cakes

Campbell's Individual King Cakes Recipe

Although King Cakes are a part of Mardi Gras tradition, these cupcakes are a treat anytime of year.  A piece of candy is baked inside each cake to add to the fun.

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15 min.


1 hr. 5 min.



Bake: 20 min.

Cool: 30 min.

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What You'll Need

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
24 gum drops, Swedish fish or gummy bears

How to Make It

  • 1

    Heat the oven to 350°F. Place liners into 24 (2 1/2-inch) muffin-pan cups.

  • 2

    Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.

  • 3

    Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes or until the mixture is light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat just until mixed.

  • 4

    Add the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beating on low speed after each addition, just until mixed.

  • 5

    Fill each cup about one quarter full with the batter. Drop 1 candy piece into each cup. Add more batter to the cup, filling each cup about three-quarters full.

  • 6

    Bake for 20 minutes or until the cakes spring back when pressed gently.

  • 7

    Let the cupcakes cool in the pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the pans and let them cool completely on the wire racks.

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  • Serving Suggestion: When the cupcakes are completely cool, frost them with your favorite frosting.
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