A couple of months ago, my husband came up with this idea that sharing the gospel is a "piece of cake". At the time we were both serving as ward missionaries, so the idea evolved to become a plan to make cupcakes for all the adult members of our ward and give them out with only a promise by the recipient that before the cupcake was eaten, the gospel would be shared in some sort of "easy" way. Knowing that I am a cupcake connoisseur (or you could call me a cupcake snob, or just plain obsessed with cupcakes), I got the assignment to bake these 150+ cupcakes. Really, I was actually excited for an excuse to try different cupcake recipes and frostings. If I could come up with something even remotely resembling a Sprinkles cupcake, then I would be thrilled! Fortunately, it didn't take long for me to find these recipes. The cake is somewhat dense and the frosting is perfect (that is, of course, if you must do buttercream and not cream cheese frosting, which I will always prefer). Oh my, I just wish I had another excuse to bake these again!
adapted from Pioneer Woman
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 18 muffin cups with cupcake liner papers.