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Baby Love {Recipe: Neapolitan Cream Filled Cupcakes}

I remember the day we found out our first baby was going to be a boy. I, of course, was happy to find out he was healthy but I was beside myself with worry about what I’d do with a boy. I am a girly girl, all the way around, and for some reason just had it in my head that if I was blessed enough to have kids, they’d be girls. The idea that I’d ever be a mom to a boy never crossed my mind.

Jacob was born, and little by little I was given the opportunity to discover how special little boys are. They are different than girls, that’s for sure, but just as sweet, lovable and fun as girls. Having my first born be a boy has been a really great experience and now I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Much to Jacob’s dismay, babies 2, 3, and 4 were girls. Oh, I got my girls alright, but also had the chance to give them the opportunity to have something incredibly special… an older brother to always look out for them (which, we’re still waiting on to happen, but I’m sure it will, someday, right?)My friend Kristan is having a baby girl… if there is a more girly girl out there than me, I’d imagine it would be Kristan. I can picture the pink bows, the tea parties, the mommy / daughter pedicures and princess parties so clearly. Kristan is all about girly things. Kristan is also the mom of a boy, though, and has done an amazing job of merging her love of girly with his love of ninja’s, Nerf guns and bugs. Her Jon David is going to be a great big brother… a protector to his sister, Lucy.

A Surprise Baby Shower for Kristan!

I’m excited to share that a group of Kristan’s friends have joined together to throw a surprise baby shower for Kristan — and we’re all celebrating with cupcakes! For a list of bloggers participating, make sure to scroll down below the recipe and see what special cupcake creations we’ve all come up with.

Congratulations, Kristan, Jess and Jon David on the little bundle of joy that will soon grace your world. Happiest of days to you all!

Neapolitan Cream Filled Cupcakes

Neapolitan Cream Filled Cupcakes

Use your favorite chocolate and strawberry cake recipe, or go for a box mix, to create these special tri-colored and flavored Neapolitan Cream Filled Cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • Batter for one chocolate cake (use homemade or a cake mix)
  • Batter for one strawberry cake (use homemade or a cake mix)
  • Filling:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • Frosting, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Fill paper lined muffin cups 1/3 full of chocolate batter. Par-bake for 5 minutes, then remove from oven.
  3. Continue by topping par-baked chocolate batter with strawberry batter, filling cups an additional 1/3 full.
  4. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from pans to wire cooling rack and cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, to create the filling, beat together softened butter, shortening, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and salt until fluffy.
  6. Insert a very small tip into a pastry or plastic bag; fill with cream filling. Push the tip through the bottom of the paper liners to fill each cupcake. Serve and enjoy!
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Kristan’s Baby Shower Attendees:

Cookies and Cups | Zebra Cake Cupcakes

The Hungry Housewife  | White Cupcakes  

She Wears Many Hats |  Pretty in Pink Party Marshmallows

Two Peas and Their Pod | Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Bluebonnets and Brownies |  Apple Cider Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

My Baking Addiction | Sugar and Spice Cupcakes

Picky Palate | Pumpkin Brownie Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Blooming on Bainbridge | Twinkie Cupcakes with Pink Cherry Frosting

Food For My Family | Pomegranate and Lime Olive Oil Yogurt Cupcakes

Bakingdom |  Homemade Twinkie Cupcakes

Sprinkle Bakes | Princess Torte Cupcakes

Glorious Treats | Sweet Baby Cupcakes with Easy Fondant Toppers

Sweet Sugarbelle | Damask Cookies

Buns In My Oven | Maple Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Dine and Dish | Neapolitan Cream Filled Cupcakes

Chocolate and Carrots | Whole Wheat Chocolate Cupcakes

Bake at 350 | Little Pumpkin Cupcakes

Living Locurto | Baby Shower Printables (coming soon)

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Comments

  1. Oh Kristen these look fantastic!!

    Happy shower day to Kristan! Sorry I couldn’t “make it” :( but I’m having fun sampling what everyone brought to the party!

  2. These are so sweet! I love that you filled them..a girl after my own heart :)

  3. Well, I’ll be darned. Kristen, you just blew my mind. I tried to do something similar to this for my birthday (and Aimee’s baby shower), but could never get it right. I ended up baking separate cakes and slicing them, stacking each with frosting between to create the layers. You are SO smart! And these are just perfect for celebrating Kristan and Lucy. I love them entirely too much, I think I’ll have to make them this weekend!

  4. Wow! The cupcakes are gorgeous! Perfect for Kristan’s shower! Love your photos!

  5. What fun! No girly things here but I’m loving all of the pink floating around today :)

  6. These are so pretty, Kirsten! Love the cupcakes and love what you said about being a mom to a boy. I felt the same way when I found out my first was going to be a boy and have since discovered how amazing little dudes can be.

    So excited that Kristan gets to experience being a mama to a girl. It’s just so different from raising a boy! :)

  7. I sometimes wish our son were the older of our two so our daughter could have a big brother to watch over her.

    These couldn’t be more perfect for Kristan and their little Lucy!

  8. Gorgeous! Love the tea cups, too. Can I come over for cupcakes and tea?

  9. These are so lovely!!!

  10. Kristen, this is just one of the sweetest things ever. I am so lucky to have such a great group of friends. Thank you so much for everything!! You’ve made my day truly so special.

    And the cupcakes…Ah mah gah. I want a dozen.

  11. I too am a girly girl and grew up with 3 younger sisters…alas, I had a boy 4 months ago. Maybe I’ll be like you and Kristan and have a girl for my second! :D These pink cupcakes are just perfect for Lucy!

    • I do hope you get the chance to experience having a little girl. If not, boys are incredibly special too. I wouldn’t trade the way we have it for anything in the world :) Thanks for your comment, Caroline.

  12. Beautiful cupcakes! And congratulations to Kristan!

  13. Those are beautiful cupcakes and you make them look so easy! I also love those beautiful teacups…so pretty. I had two boys before my daughter was born and don’t worry, big brothers do come around and can become quite protective of their “little” sisters. It’ll happen!

  14. These are GORGEOUS and I love the new look on the blog!

  15. So cute, Kristen!!! I love these pictures!

  16. These are beautiful Kristen! I have to say, being a mom of boys, they certainly are easy to love but not very big fans of pink. I just live vicariously through others having girls. Congratulations to Kristan!

  17. Adorable! I love that the vanilla layer of the Neapolitan comes from the cream filling and frosting.

  18. Love these!!! What a fantastic recipe!

  19. I’m speechless…these are absolutely gorgeous!!!

  20. I love all things neopolitan! What a great virtual shower for Kristan!

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