How to Make Adorable and Easy Hedgehog Cupcakes

A monkey on a cupcake

These amazing hedgehog-themed cupcakes are easy to make and will have your kids loving them and enjoy making them with you.  They are easy to make and your guests will absolutely adore them.

– 1 cup all-purpose flour – 1 1/4 tsp baking powder – 1/8 tsp salt – 2 large eggs at room temp – 3/4 cup sugar – 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/2” cubes – 1/2 cup milk – the higher the fat content the better – 2 tsp vanilla extract – 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil


In a large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.      Place butter and milk in a microwave-safe dish and zap 2 minutes on high to melt the butter.      In a separate bowl, beat eggs for 30 seconds on medium-high speed.      With the beater still going, pour the sugar in over 30 seconds.

Beat eggs for 6 minutes more on a highly faster speed, or until tripled in volume and almost pure white.      When the egg is whipped, scatter 1/3 flour across the surface, then beat on low for 5 seconds.      Stop beating, add half the remaining flour, then mix again on low for 5 seconds.        Add remaining flour, then mix on Speed 1 for 5 – 10 sec until the flour is just mixed in. Once you can’t see flour, stop straight away.

Pour the hot milk/butter, vanilla, and oil into the now empty flour bowl. Add about 3/4 cups of the Egg Batter into the hot milk. Use a whisk to mix until smooth. It should look kind of foamy. With the beater on low still, pour the milk mixture into the Egg Batter over 10-15 seconds, then turn the beater off. Fill your muffin tins with batter until they are 2/3 full. Bake 20-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

To Decorate:  – Light brown frosting in a piping bag – Chocolate frosting in a piping bag – Salted caramel frosting in a piping bag – Small sugar decoration eyes – optional – Gold edible glitter

Take your cooled cupcakes (homemade or box made) and pipe a half-circle shape with the salted caramel frosting at the bottom of the cupcake to form the face as shown.

Pipe chocolate frosting eyes and a nose. Use the light brown frosting to pipe on the hedgehog fur/spines as shown above. Sprinkle the edible glitter lightly over the fur.

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