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Great Canadian Poke Cupcakes

01:18:00 24 servings, 1 cupcake (61 g) each
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Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
18
min.
Servings

24 servings, 1 cupcake (61 g) each

Happy birthday, Canada! The perfect dessert to celebrate Canada's birthday, this easy-to-make and ever-popular poke cupcake "cake" features a fluffy white cake flavoured with strawberry jelly. Then, the red maple leaf sprinkles team up with the irresistible cream cheese frosting to add the perfect finishing touch.

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Make It

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 min. Pierce tops with fork.
  • Add boiling water to jelly powder in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Spoon over cupcakes. Refrigerate 30 min.
  • Beat cream cheese and butter in medium bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, mixing well after each addition. Gently stir in Cool Whip; spread onto cupcakes.
  • Top with sprinkles.

Substitute

Prepare using Jell-O Raspberry Jelly Powder or Jell-O Cherry Jelly Powder.

Special Extra

Insert a mini Canadian paper flag into top of each frosted cupcake just before serving. Look for the flags at craft or party stores. For best results, look for them just before the Canada Day holiday.

Make Ahead

The frosted cupcakes can be stored in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. Top with sprinkles just before serving.

Special Extra

Arrange cupcakes on serving tray in a "150" design in honour of Canada's 150th birthday.

Servings

  • 24 servings, 1 cupcake (61 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings, 1 cupcake (61 g) each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 200
% Daily Value
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrate 27g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
   
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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