perfect minion cupcakes 

A monkey on a cupcake

If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to celebrate any special occasion, you’ve come to the right place. These Minion cupcakes will surely put a smile on everyone’s face. They are easy to make!

– 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


Cupcake Tutorial:  Preheat the 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 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 clean. Allow them to cool slightly before transferring to wire racks.

Minion Cupcake Ingredients:  – A box of chocolate cake box mix along with all the items the box asks for on the back, usually eggs, oil, and water. – Yellow buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a large cut tip – Gray and black buttercream frosting in separate piping bags with small cut tips – Large Sugar decorative eyes

Frosting Your Cupcake:  Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over the rim of the glass. Scoop the vanilla frosting into the piping bag. Bring the pastry bag edges up and twist them together to start decorating. Add a large plain tip to your decorating bag If you don’t have a piping bag, try a plastic bag with the tip snipped off.

Use the yellow buttercream to pipe a smooth flat swirl onto each cupcake.  Add 1 or 2 sugar eyes to the cupcake – this depends on if you are making Dave or Stuart.

Use the gray buttercream to outline the eye or eyes for the goggles, then use the black buttercream to make the goggle straps.  Your minions are ready for mischief!

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