Kids' Cupcake Mountain

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1-1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/4 cups flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350º F. Prepare muffin tins with liners. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Fork-sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with milk to the creamed ingredients until well mixed. Fill 15 liners ⅔ full. Bake about 20 minutes or until cupcakes are brown on top and test done with a toothpick.
Cool and frost with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting. When the frosting is dry, arrange cupcakes in 3 or 4 tiers, building a pyramid that is a cake of cupcakes. Begin with 7 cupcakes arranged in a circle on the bottom. Scatter this layer with M&Ms. Then add a tier of 4, then 3, then 1. Scatter M&Ms and sprinkles to decorate. When serving, keep a knife handy to respread any frosting that sticks to the bottom of the liners.
 

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Yield: 

Makes 15 cupcakes.

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Great recipe! I should've had

Great recipe! I should've had this for my birthday, even though I'm 48.