Your kids are going to love these Marshmallow Popcorn Cupcakes with Browned Butter Buttercream Frosting.
Marshmallow Popcorn Cupcakes
One of my favorite things to do is surprise my grandkids with some super fun treats. These Marshmallow Popcorn Cupcakes with Browned Butter Buttercream Frosting are perfect for family movie night at home.
Circus or Carnival Themed Birthday Party Ideas
These cupcakes would also be perfect for a circus or carnival themed birthday party. For a carnival themed party you could set up game booths with tickets that kids can redeem for prizes. Serve hot dogs, hamburgers, corn dogs, cotton candy, funnel cakes, and popcorn cupcakes for carnival themed food.
For a circus themed party you could have a petting zoo, performers, and face painting. Serve animal crackers, cotton candy, fries, pizza, funnel cake, pretzels, lollipops, and popcorn cupcakes.
Let’s get started on making these fun Marshmallow Popcorn Cupcakes.
Makes 24 cupcakes.
- 1 yellow cake mix
- ¾ cup water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon LorAnn marshmallow flavor oil
- Cupcake liners
- 1 ¼ cups salted butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons *browned butter
- 3 tablespoons milk, half and half or heavy cream
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 bag Yummallo Popcorn Marshmallows
- 1 large piping bag, 1 large round frosting tip
Directions for Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or line a standard muffin tin.
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl filled with the cake mix, using a hand or stand mixer, mix in your water, oil, marshmallow flavoring and eggs on medium until well incorporated.
Step 2: Add batter into the muffin tin until each is about 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
Directions for Frosting
Steps 3-4: In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter, and beat until light and fluffy. Mix in the browned butter.
Step 5: Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, while adding a tablespoon of the milk, half and half or cream in between each cup. Continue to mix for 1 minute or until creamy.
Step 6: Prepare piping bag and fill bag with frosting. Frost your cupcakes.
Step 7: Top with a few of the marshmallows. Enjoy!
Note: To make browned butter the easy way, add 4 tablespoons salted butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 3 minutes on high. Butter will be browned, and the container will be HOT!!
Your Marshmallow Popcorn Cupcakes with Browned Butter Buttercream Frosting are done!