Graduation Cupcakes Recipe

Graduation Cupcakes Recipe

Simple and delicious graduation cupcakes recipe with easy and tasteful low fat ingredients. You can use any type of cake mix you choose but, this recipe is made from a spice cake mix to add a little extra spiciness to these cupcakes.

In order to make these cupcakes extra special for the occasion buy some graduation muffin cups (these usually have caps and diplomas on them) and some edible caps and diplomas.

Ingredients For Cake (per dozen of cupcakes. You may need to make several dozen)

Graduation Cupcakes Recipe:

1 spice mix cake mix

1-12 ounce can of Canadian dry ginger ale

¼ cups raisins

¼ cups crushed walnuts

Graduation Cupcakes Recipe:


In a mixing bowl combine cake mix and Canadian dry ginger ale. Add raisins and nuts and spoon into muffin cups and bake according to the directions for cupcakes on the cake mix box. Let cool completely.

Frosting Mix

8 ounces of low fat or fat free cream cheese

1 cup powder sugar

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

food coloring gel to match the class colors

Combine cream cheese, powder sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Divide the frosting in half and add one food color gel to half the frosting and the other gel to the other half .

Frost cupcakes and then add the graduation caps and diplomas to the tops of the cupcakes.

Other Decoration Ideas

You can substitute the caps and diplomas for little plastic "congrats" cupcake toppers or use a frosting writing tip. To place one letter on each cupcake spelling out "congratulations" and then arrange them on a tinfoil covered board with the other cupcakes around them. This can make a stunning edible centerpiece for your food table.

By making low fat Graduation Cupcakes you are providing dessert for almost everyone attending the open house. Be sure to offer fresh fruit or sugar free dessert for those who must control their sugar.

Remember, you don't have to spend days making that graduation dessert nor does it have to contain a lot of fancy ingredients to look great and make that open house a success.


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