I while back I saw a pin on Pinterest for Frosting using Jello. It stuck in my head that I would use it the next time one of the kids needed cup cakes for something.
Fast forward to today. Grace, my youngest comes home from school and states that I need to make cupcakes for her class.
Sounds good to me. So off I go in search of the recipe for the Jello frosting. I found a few versions but the reviews were all over the place. I'm all about experimenting on kids but I can't send something that might turn out awful. Then I found a tread of a forum and they say something about have you thought about using Kool-Aid?
More searching, more reading, then I found Infinitely Loopy. Reading her recipe over I knew this one had the best chance for success. It's a buttercream.
This frosting went perfect with my White Butter Cake recipe.
from Infinitely Loopy
enough to frost 36 cupcakes
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) softened
6 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package Kool-aid unsweetened drink mix
I mixed my milk with the kool-aid mix to make sure any lumps might be dissolved.
Combine butter, milk-koolaid mix, salt and half of sugar in mixing bowl, on low speed. Once all combined slowly add rest of sugar. Once all combined, turn mixer up to high and whip for 5 minutes. Scrape down sides and mix just to combine.
I wasn't thrilled with the color of the black cherry mix but let me tell you, the flavor! It was like drinking a glass of Kool-Aid on a really hot day. And the tang, sour, cherry flavor, it's like an explosion in your mouth.
This recipe is a definite keeper and I can't wait to try a few of the other flavors like blue-raspberry or the invisible ones. I can just imagine my kids biting into a cupcake with white icing and getting the surprise of grape or strawberry.
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