I’m excited to introduce you to Molly Allen, our new baking contributor, and the woman behind CakeFYI. Here’s Molly’s first yummy recipe for Catch My Party. Don’t these cupcakes look pretty! Take it away, Molly…

What better way to celebrate Easter and spring than with these easy-to-make Spring Vanilla-Mint Cupcakes  with a hint of mint in the vanilla batter. Then swirl your cupcakes with light mint icing, and finish them off with Pearl White Sugar Sprinkles for an extra decorative touch.


Makes 24 cupcakes





Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.

creamed butter and sugar

Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then add the vanilla extract and mint extract and mix well.

Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.

Add half of the milk and mix well.

Add another third of the flour, mix, and then add the remaining milk.

Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed.

mint batter

Using a measuring cup, pour batter into a lined or greased cupcake pan.

cupcake liners

Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool before icing.





Beat the butter and a 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar.

Add the vanilla and mint extracts and milk and continue beating.

Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.

mint icing

Add green food coloring and beat until color is well incorporated.

Once cooled, top cupcakes with Mint Icing. Top with pearl sprinkles.

Vanilla Mint 2
Vanilla Mint 4

Enjoy at your upcoming Easter celebration or just because… they’re that good!

Thanks, Molly. Can’t wait to share more of your deliciousness with our readers!