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Weeks ago, I was thinking about making layered cupcakes.  This started with the idea of making cupcakes that are all different flavors and then cutting them into three layers each and interchanging the layers to make super cupcakes.  This led me to thinking about what flavors I could do that would be different enough so it would be noticeably layered. I, of course, wanted chocolate and vanilla since they are so different in color.  I then thought about doing a caramel layer, but wasn't sure how to approach this.  Then I thought about strawberry.  This led to deciding to do chocolate, vanilla and strawberry since people already like those flavors together and this ultimately lead to deciding to layer the batter instead of layering the baked cake.

Crazy how ideas evolve, right?  This Neapolitan Cupcake is the outcome.  Hope you like it :)

Also, if you don't want to make a bunch of cupcakes, you can check out the Neapolitan Cake I made too!

PS: Cupcake is shown on my paper doily!  So nice to have around!

Step 1: Ingredients

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You can make your cake from scratch if you would like.  I didn't want to take that risk, so I got packaged.  At first I couldn't find strawberry and was quite discouraged until I found out you could use a white cake mix with a 3 oz. package of strawberry jello and about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of strawberry puree to make strawberry cake easy.

Ingredients and Supplies:
  • White Cake
  • Strawberry Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Frosting of choice - I had one of each
  • Cupcake Pan
  • A regular old soup spoon is helpful to have
It looks beautiful and delicious!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  susanchen20112 years ago
Thank you! They were quite tasty :)
look fantastic
Thank you!
bajablue3 years ago
These cupcakes are PRETTY... and so are you... underneath that incredibly lush goatee. ;-D
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Ha! Thanks!
Love it it loves beautiful
This is great! :D I especially like the note about layers- I would have dove right in without checking otherwise.

I want to try this for my son's birthday- wonder if I can modify the top and bottom layers of vanilla and strawberry to make blue and red for "Thomas the Tank Engine".

I love the pink and can't wait to try some for me, of course.
Definitely! Different color layers and so fun, and what I noticed is even if it isn't noticeable on the outside, once you bite in you really see the layering :)
Very cute...and tasty, too, I bet. :)
I'm usually not a huge fan of strawberry, but I thought they were pretty tasty :)
WUVIE3 years ago
How cute are those! Love it!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  WUVIE3 years ago
Thanks :)
lmnopeas3 years ago
Really pretty! The "Whipped" is my favorite store bought brand. I can eat it by the spoonful.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  lmnopeas3 years ago
Thanks! And, I have frosting I can eat. I don't think I'll be able to stop myself from indulging :)
These look so cool! I can't wait to try these out!
Thanks! I hope you do. I would love to see how yours turn out :)
SHIFT!3 years ago
These are even more delicious in person! I'll have to restrain myself :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  SHIFT!3 years ago
But there are so many still to be eaten!
ravenking3 years ago
These look great! :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  ravenking3 years ago
Thanks :)
wold6303 years ago
Cute idea! They are so fun!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  wold6303 years ago
Thank you! They are pretty tasty too!