My nephew Ben lurrves him some Booster Juice. For his birthday, I made Booster Juice-inspired cupcakes... and then it hit me: bite-sized cupcakes! Booster Bites.
The adaptation of my cake mix cupcake recipe as follows:
1 box rainbow chip white cake mix (Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines)
1/2 cup butter, melted
approx 1 to 1.5 cups mixed berries
red food colour
In food processor, blend berries (I used strawberries, blackberries and raspberries) until smooth. Pour into liquid measure and add enough water so total liquid measures 1 and 1/2 cups.
In stand mixer, blend cake mix, eggs, melted butter and berry/water mixture. Mix on low speed for one minute and then at medium speed for approximately two minutes. You may choose at this time to add a few drops of red food colour.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 17 minutes. Cool completely before frosting with Strawberry Buttercream:
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup Crisco (white vegetable shortening, not lard)
pinch of salt
4 cups of icing sugar
1 package of Strawberry Kool-Aid
2-3 tablespoons of heavy cream (whipping cream)
In stand mixer, completely blend butter, shortening and salt. Add the icing sugar, one cup at a time, scraping bowl thoroughly between additions. When all of the sugar is blended, add the package of Kool-Aid. Blend well. Gradually beat in the heavy cream (on a very high speed) until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Those tiny little bite-sized cakes were packed with delicious, fruity goodness. I think I'm onto something with the Kool-Aid in the frosting... yummy.