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Tiny Rainbow Sherbet Cupcakes

Every year Cupcake Project and Scoopalicious host the Ice Cream Cupcake challenge. I love to enter because the combinations are always fun to think up.

In the past I’ve created combos like root beer ice cream float cupcakes, chocolate and green tea ice cream cupcakes. This year I wanted a lot of flavor in a tiny little bite sized package and boy do I mean TINY.

Mini cupcakes topped with a tiny scoop of rainbow sherbet. It’s the perfect size for a little treat and who says you can’t go back to the freezer 10 times for another one?

Tiny Rainbow Sherbet Ice Cream Cupcakes

Rainbow Sherbet Ice Cream Cupcakes
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Tiny Rainbow Sherbet Cupcakes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup whole milk
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
1-1/2 teaspoons orange zest
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

rainbow sherbet
whipped cream
heart sprinkles

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep a mini muffin tin with small liners.

In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and the sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time until combined.

Alternate the flour mixture with the milk.

Stir in the lemon zest, orange zest and lemon juice.

Spoon the batter into the liners by the teaspoonful. This is time consuming, no doubt. Bake for approx 10 minutes depending on your oven. Let cool on a wire rack.

Once the cupcakes have cooled – using a small disher (like a Size 100) make small balls of rainbow sherbet.

Top each cupcake with a scoop, a little dollop of whipped cream, a tiny heart sprinkle and you’re ready to serve!

7 Responses to “Tiny Rainbow Sherbet Cupcakes”

  1. I just found your website and I totally adore it. What cute little cupcakes!!!

    I am a fan!!!

  2. Rosey says:

    Looks soo yummy and soo cute! How did you get the whip cream to look like a star??

  3. Stef says:

    I love bite sized treats! So cute!! I’m so glad that you entered again!

  4. garricks says:

    So AWESOME! Om nom nom nom.

  5. Janelle says:

    Normally I’m not a “let’s miniaturize everything because it’s so cute!” type of person, but these look so cute. I love lemon, and I bet they’re GREAT with the rainbow sherbet. Well done!

  6. Stephanie says:

    These are adorable! And they totally take me back to my childhood, when I always ordered sherbet when we went out for ice cream.

  7. Char says:

    So adorable! Since you are already using a small disher (learned a new terminology today) … perhaps you could also use it to dispense the batter into the liners. Beats scraping the batter off a teaspoon.

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