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Grill Cupcakes: How to Make a Delicious and Eye-Catching Dessert

Grill Cupcakes: How to Make a Delicious and Eye-Catching Dessert

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Have you ever seen grill cupcakes and wondered how they are made? Wonder no more! In this blog post, we will show you how to make grill cupcakes that are both delicious and eye-catching. These unique cupcakes will be the hit of your next party or gathering!

Grill Cupcakes: How to Make a Delicious and Eye-Catching Dessert

Summer BBQs

Who doesn’t love a summer BBQ? The weather is perfect for grilling, and the food just tastes better when it’s cooked outdoors. But what if you want to take your BBQ to the next level? What if you want to impress your guests with a truly unique and delicious dessert? Enter grill cupcakes!

BBQ Grill Cupcakes


Do you know how many people think grill cupcakes are made by grilling the cupcakes on a BBQ grill? That isn’t even close to what we are talking about here. and they are delicious!

If you want to make chocolate cupcakes from scratch, I have my favorite recipe at the end of this article.

Happy grilling! Grill cupcakes are a fun and easy way to take your BBQ to the next level. Whether you’re looking for a unique dessert to impress your guests or just want something delicious to enjoy, grill cupcakes are perfect for any occasion.

BBQ Grill Cupcake Ingredients

BQ Grill Cupcake Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make these grill cupcakes:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • Eggs, Vegetable Oil, and water that the boxed cake mix asks for on the package
  • Red, orange, and yellow buttercream frosting
  • Chocolate for the grill, melted & in a piping bag with a small cut tip
  • Red Tic Tac candy for the hotdogs
  • Brown M&M’s for the burgers

How to make the BBQ Grill grates

Melt the chocolate and place in a piping bag with a small cut tip.

How to make the BBQ Grill grates

Trace circles just smaller than the top of your cupcake onto a piece of paper.

How to make the BBQ Grill grates

Place a piece of wax paper of the tracing and pipe the chocolate onto the wax paper following the circle pattern.

How to make the BBQ Grill grates

Next, add lines of chocolate as shown to form the grill.

Set then in the refrigerator.

BBQ Grill 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 Grill Cupcakes

rosting Your Grill Cupcakes

On a sheet of plastic wrap place rows of red, orange, and yellow frosting as shown.

rosting Your Grill Cupcakes

Roll the plastic wrap carefully leaving one end open and twisting the other end.

Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over the rim of the glass.

Drop the frosting roll into a piping bag with tip, open-end dow. Bring the pastry bag edges up and twist them together to start decorating.

Add a 1 mm star tip to your 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 Grill Cupcakes

rosting Your Grill Cupcakes

Pipe a flat swirl of frosting onto the cupcake.

adding chocolate grill grate to the fire frosted cupcake

Carefully remove the grill from the wax paper and place it on top of the frosting.

finished grill cupcake

Add m&m burgers and tic tac hot dogs onto the grill.

Enjoy! 

FAQ:

Easy Grill Cupcakes

Use a dressed-up boxed cake mix.

How do you store Grill 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.

Do grill cupcakes need to be refrigerated?

Nope! You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. I would not recommend freezing them as the grill will get mushy.

Can you make grill cupcakes without buttercream frosting?

You could use cream cheese frosting that you dye into multiple colors, but I think the buttercream really makes these cupcakes. It’s light and airy and complements the richness of the chocolate cake well.

BBQ Grill cupcakes ready to serve

How do I make these chocolate cupcakes from scratch?

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.

I hope you enjoyed this grill cupcake tutorial! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

BBQ Grill cupcakes ready to serve

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