How to Make the Best Elmo Cupcakes

A monkey on a cupcake

You can make your own Elmo cupcakes for a birthday party or event. They are super easy to make and will be the hit of any party!

– 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 – red food coloring – 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

CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS:

Preheat the oven to 350°F and place the shelf in the middle of the oven. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liners.  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. Add in food coloring until it is the color you desire.  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.

Use black gel icing to draw on a mouth.

Use tip 233 to pipe red fur on the remainder of the cupcake from the mouth out as shown.

Attach eyes and orange jelly bean for the nose.

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