So, funny story actually.. Hannah and I made these cupcakes back in August for my brother’s birthday. HA. These are honestly so much fun and my brother got a good laugh out of them. He’s a sophomore in high school for background context. Not only are they fun to look at, but they are also really tasty. The cupcakes are moist and the chocolate buttercream is fluffy and sweet. My brother isn’t an icing person and even he liked it! So, if you’re looking for something fun to bake for a friend or emoji-themed party, these are gonna be your go to cupcakes. So, if you want to know how we make moist, chocolatey cupcakes every time; keep reading!
So, for these bad boys we used a box mix (oh my) but enhanced it a little bit. I like this box mix recipe because it makes it super easy on me when I’m running behind (frequently) or want some really good cupcakes quick! So here’s what you’re going to add to any box mix for cupcakes (and cake) for moist and rich desserts every time:
- add 1 more egg than what is called for; most box mixes ask for 3; so use 4!
- a box of instant pudding mix matching the flavor you’re using; for Devil’s Food; we used chocolate!
watermilk as listed on the box!
Voila! You have thick, mousse like cake batter for a cake (or cupcakes) made for a king!
Bake as directed on the box. Now, while you’re waiting for the delicious cupcakes to bake, you’ll need to make this delicious buttercream recipe we stole from Amy at She Wears Many Hats! It’s too good not to share. Go check out her blog for more delicious baking recipes.
You can add these things to your grocery list:
- 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons of Hershey 100% Dark Cacao Powder
- 2 cups softened unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons whole milk
- 3 cups of sifted confectioner’s powdered sugar
You can head over to her blog for full instructions on how to make the perfect buttercream.
We picked up some candy melt eyes from the Target cake decorating section and we had everything we needed to make these super fun cupcakes. My brother got a kick out of them! Here are some really fun pictures that we took of our poop emoji army:
Aren’t they adorable?? Yeah, I thought so too. If you like our baking posts let us know on Twitter or even on our Facebook page and give us a like or follow while you’re at it! We love hearing from our readers so don’t be shy 🙂