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Beaver Cupcakes: How to Make a Cute, Delicious Treat

Beaver Cupcakes: How to Make a Cute, Delicious Treat

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Looking for a fun and tasty treat to make for your next party? Beaver cupcakes are the perfect dessert! These cute little cakes are easy to make, and they taste delicious. In this blog post, we will show you how to create these adorable cupcakes step-by-step. So gather your ingredients and get started! You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make beaver cupcakes.

Beaver Cupcakes: How to Make a Cute, Delicious Treat

We see beavers when we are camping

There is nothing like being out on a hike and seeing beavers swimming in the river or building their dams. They are such amazing creatures! When I saw this beaver cupcake recipe, I knew I had to try it.

What are some interesting facts about Beavers?


I had no idea but Beavers are the largest rodents in North America! We know they use their impressive teeth to chop down trees, but beavers are also great at building dams which is why they play such an important role in the ecosystem. They can even hold their breath underwater for up to 15 minutes!

They are known for their ability to build dams and lodges using those logs, branches, mud, and stones. Beavers have webbed feet and a flat tail that helps them swim. They are nocturnal animals, meaning they are most active at night.

Wouldn’t it be nice if all construction happened at night? Especially road work!

Beaver cupcakes are not only easy to make but they are also a lot of fun!

Beaver cupcakes are perfect for a camping-themed party

If you are looking for a fun and unique dessert to make for your next camping-themed party! Beaver cupcakes are perfect for the occasion. These little cakes are bound to be a hit with your guests.

They are also a hit if you are at the campground and there is a little pot-luck among the gang – we love to camp and seem to hit a different fun group every time we venture out with our pop-up!

Now that you know a little bit more about beavers, let’s get started on making these delicious cupcakes!

How do I make these adorable cupcakes?

The chocolate cupcake base can be made from either a boxed mix or the following recipe:

You will need:

  • 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 oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 C boiling water

How to Make Chocolate Cupcakes

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.

how to make beaver cupcakes

How to Make Beaver Cupcakes

I am going to show you how to make them from a boxed cake mix, but also talk about how to use the recipe above for the base of this Beaver Cupcakes Recipe.

What you need for Beaver Cupcakes:

what you need to make beaver cupcakes
  • A box of chocolate cake box mix along with all the items the box asks for on the back; usually eggs, oil, and water.
  • Chocolate buttercream frosting in a piping bag with Wilton 1M Star Tip
  • Brown M&M’s or Sugar Babies for ears
  • Brown mini M&M’s for nose
  • White Tic Tac mints for teeth, 2 for each cupcake 
  • Nutter Butter cookies for the tail, one side of cookie for each tail, cream center removed
  • Sugar decorative eyes
Making beaver cupcake tails
see how we prepared the Nutter Butter cookies for the tails

Beaver cupcake tutorial

Preheat the oven to 350°F and place the shelf in the middle of the oven. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Take your cake mix and add the ingredients it asks for. Fill your muffin tips cups 2/3 full of batter and bake per the box instructions.

Let them cool completely.

Frosting Your Beaver Cupcakes

Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over the rim of the glass. Scoop the chocolate frosting into the piping bag. Bring the pastry bag edges up and twist them together to start decorating.

Add a 1 mm star tip to your gray bag.

If you don’t have a piping bag, try a plastic bag with the tip snipped off. Frost the cooled and filled cupcakes.

How to Decorate Your Unique Cupcake Recipes:

chocolate frosted beaver cupcake

Pipe a stacked swirl of chocolate frosting on the cupcake

beaver cupcake with tail

Place cookie tail in the back of the cupcake as shown, pattern side in

beaver cupcake with eyes

Add the candy eyes to your cupcake

beaver cupcake with ears

Add the ears to your beaver cupcake

beaver cupcake with nose

Add an M&M nose to your cupcake

beaver cupcake with teeth

Place 2 Tic Tac teeth just under the nose at the rim of the cupcake

Your beaver is done, enjoy!

FAQ:

Easy Beaver Cupcakes

Use a dressed-up boxed cake mix.

How do you store Beaver Cupcakes?

Here is the thing – with the more futzy designs, I like to make them in advance of an event or get-together. The best way to usually store your finished creations? Room Temperature.

Granted, they aren’t going to be around that long – my family of three could easily take them out in two to three days. Since you are using buttercream frosting and a cookie? These should be fine for two to three days. The longer you wait to eat them, the higher the chances that your cookie will get soggy and you will have a floppy tail.

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