These adorable Bear Cupcakes can be made with a boxed cake mix instead of the recipe below for making them from scratch. I am just practically so used to making cupcakes from scratch that I don’t even have to look up the recipe any more. Simply add a few pieces of candy and you have a treat sure to make your Valentine say “Awww…”
Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients:
2 C sugar
1 3/4 C flour
3/4 C cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, room temp
1 C whole milk, room temp
1/2 C canola
2 tsp vanilla
1 C boiling water
Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:
1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
3 C + 1/2 C powder sugar
1/2 C cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream.
Chocolate Cupcake Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
Whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
Combine the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla in a bowl.
Add this to the dry ingredients beating on medium until the batter is smooth.
Gradually add the boiling water, milk and oil and blend together until the batter is smooth.
Using a medium scoop fill the paper lined cupcake tins with the prepared batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to slightly cool before transferring to wire racks.
Chocolate Frosting Directions
Beat powder sugar, butter and cocoa powder in a bowl.
Incorporate the vanilla and chocolate until well blended.
Add in the heavy whipping cream, and continue to mix until stiff peaks form
Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.
Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
- 6 reese peanut butter cups, regular size, wrapper peeled away
- a box of whoppers
- peanut butter flavored candy melts, used for the ears and mouth
- 1/2 bag of white candy melts, melted
- 1/2 bag of chocolate candy melts, melted
- 2 bags of disposable piping bags
- a container of candy hearts
Melt the candy melts according to the packages, pour each candy melt into a disposable bag. Ttake some peanut butter candy melts, 2 for each cupcake, cut in half. Take the chocolate in the piping bag, cut the tip, and pipe on some chocolate onto the ear, place the wax onto the edge of the reese cup and hold it until it dries. Repeat with the other ear. Place a dollop of the chocolate candy onto the back of the peanut butter candy melt and the place in the middle of the bear. Take the white candy melt and add two white dots for eyes, add a small chocolate dot as the pupil using the chocolate and place onto the top of the cupcake. Add two whoppers to act as the arms and place the heart in the center of the whopper candy.